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Elevated liver enzymes, had ulcerative colitis, severe blood drawn. How long medicine should be stopped to get good results?

My 18 year old son has significantly elevated liver enzymes without any symptoms. He was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in Oct 2011..He has had his blood drawn over 30 times since Oct. 2011. We were finally told to stop his meds to see if they were causing the elevated liver enzymes..he repeats his blood work today. We see a Hepatologist Thursday. What are the indicators of meds being the culprit of elevated liver enzymes and how long do you have to stay off meds to get a true result?
Asked On : Thu, 24 May 2012
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That depends on the medicines taken.One week is a reasonable time to wash off the effect of most of the drugs as for as the readings of liver enzymes are concerned.
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