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What do these AST and ALT levels indicate?

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Dr. Sunil

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Posted on Fri, 27 Apr 2018 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: I am a 67 year old man taking 40 mg of Simvastatin Daily. My AST was 57 & ASL 58 - Should I lower the dosage to 20mg & check results again in 3 mos. ?
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Brief Answer:
Continue it in same dose 40mg once.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for query.
No mild to moderate derangement in level of liver enzyme has no significance.Minimum three times the upper normal levels should be there.
You can continue taking simvastatin.
Just repeat LFT after 1 month.
Thanks.
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