Do statin drugs cause liver damage?

Asked By: Raina Nienow
Date created: Tue, Feb 9, 2021 4:40 AM
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Very rarely, statins can cause life-threatening muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis (rab-doe-my-OL-ih-sis). Rhabdomyolysis can cause severe muscle pain, liver damage, kidney failure and death. The risk of very serious side effects is extremely low, and calculated in a few cases per million people taking statins.
Answered By: Bettie Kiehn
Date created: Wed, Feb 10, 2021 6:43 AM

Statins and outcomes in chronic liver diseases

Statins and outcomes in chronic liver diseases
The occurrence of acute liver failure thought to be caused by statins is well below what is now understood as the background rate of idiopathic acute liver failure in the general population. No...
Answered By: Romaine Boehm
Date created: Thu, Feb 11, 2021 1:11 PM
Kerzner and colleagues describe an interesting case of statin-induced liver injury with a cholestatic pattern, reproduced on rechallenge with the same drug.14Statins have rarely been implicated in the pathogenesis of autoimmune hepatitis–like syndrome.15Cases with chronic DILI (abnormal liver tests for more than 6 months) had fairly high titers of autoimmune markers (ANA and antismooth muscle antibody).
Answered By: Shaniya Metz
Date created: Sat, Feb 13, 2021 8:25 AM
Liver damage. Occasionally, statin use could cause an increase in the level of enzymes that signal liver inflammation. If the increase is only mild, you can continue to take the drug. Rarely, if the increase is severe, you may need to try a different statin.
Answered By: Ezekiel Von
Date created: Mon, Feb 15, 2021 7:43 AM
In those taking statins, liver damage may occur and cause problems such as hepatitis and jaundice. This eMedTV page discusses liver-related side effects associated with taking this drug and explains how doctors monitor liver enzymes to help prevent them.
Answered By: Eriberto Adams
Date created: Tue, Feb 16, 2021 11:34 AM
Despite its benefits, there are two potentially serious statin side effects: 1. Liver Damage – All statin drugs have been shown to elevate liver enzymes to some degree. When liver enzymes, aspartate aminotransferase (AST) and alanine aminotransferase (ALT), are too high, they indicate injury to liver cells.
Answered By: Michelle Torphy
Date created: Fri, Feb 19, 2021 12:23 PM
Some drugs, such as statins (used to treat high cholesterol), can increase the levels of liver enzymes and cause liver damage (usually minor) but no symptoms. However, doctors may continue to prescribe statins for people with chronic liver diseases (for example, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease [NAFLD], nonalcoholic steatohepatitis [NASH], and NASH cirrhosis ), because:
Answered By: Thad Connelly
Date created: Sat, Feb 20, 2021 8:15 PM
A fatty liver can obviously be due to being overweight etc. with cholesterol issues resulting from poor diet and so on, but in your case your gp has given their opinion that you are experiencing liver damage from statins and to stop taking the poison that caused you liver damage in the first place - to be honest i'd say sod off to the 'specialist' and listen to the GPs - more than one has given you good advice - flush the statins and repair your liver.
Answered By: Althea Dietrich
Date created: Tue, Feb 23, 2021 7:59 PM
digestive system problems, such as constipation, diarrhoea, indigestion or farting; muscle pain; sleep problems; low blood platelet count; Uncommon side effects. Uncommon side effects of statins include: being sick; memory problems; hair loss; pins and needles; inflammation of the liver , which can cause flu-like symptoms
Answered By: Roman Fisher
Date created: Wed, Feb 24, 2021 4:25 AM
PROVE-IT did not look at side effects but Dr. Andrew G. Bodnar, senior vice president for strategy and medical and external affairs at Bristol Meyer Squibb, makers of the losing statin, indicated that liver enzymes were elevated in 3.3 percent of the Lipitor group but only in 1.1 percent of the Pravachol group, noting that when liver enzyme levels rise, patients must be advised to stop taking the drug or reduce the dose. 57 And withdrawal rates were very high: thirty-three percent of ...
Answered By: Bradly Kerluke
Date created: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 1:26 AM
6) Anti-seizure medications Anti-seizure medications are generally a problem, as several anti-epileptic medications can cause liver damage. Dilantin (phenytoin) can cause liver damage shortly after you start taking it, which is why you will need regular lab tests to monitor your liver functioning.
Answered By: Emmitt Kuhn
Date created: Thu, Feb 25, 2021 9:25 AM
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