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Asymptomatic. Elevation in cholesterol. Taking Vicoden for spinal stenosis. Further?

56 yo female mild HTN elevated chol Failed LFT S for insurance PE SGOT 251. SGPT 393. GGT 193. ALK PHOS 92. ALBUMIN 4.4 TOTAL PROTEIN 6.5 Lipids fine TRIG 57 CHOL 148. LDL 48. HDL 89 CREATNINE 0.9 I take OTC NSAIDs some Vicoden for spinal stenosis , being repaired in 1mos I am an RN wanted chol to be WNL for insurance PE , so I doubled my Crestor to 10 mg bid x 2.5 wks Stupid yes, am having redraw in 2 days. I am completely asymptomatic. I was shocked to see the elevation. Is this a statin problem or could this include NSAIDs Tylenol etc Also take metaprolol, losaarten, zetia , vyvanse?
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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crestor cantains statin and it should be stopped if liver enzyme like SGOT and SGPT are elevated more than six fold
statin it self can cause elevation of liver enzymes ( SGOT,SGPT)
please stop your crestor for now and repeat your LFT test after 2 week
if after 2 week LFT remains abnormal then please consult your hepatologist
if LFT turns to normal then restart statin with low dose after 6 weeks in consultation with cardiologist
take care
Answered: Wed, 14 Nov 2012
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