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Have diarrhea taking tylenol, advil for sinus infection. Blood test showed high liver enzymes. Take crestor for cholesterol

I was on strong antibiotics for a sinus infection, tylenol, advil and experienced severe diarrhea. I am also on Crestor for high cholesterol. I recently had blood work done during a routine exam and my doctor said my liver enzymes are very high and I still have diarrhea (the sinus infection was 3 weeks ago). I am going to repeat my blood work tomorrow, but is it normal to still have the diarrhea? My ENT said it's probably from the antibiotics and statin. What do you think?
Asked On : Thu, 18 Apr 2013
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You do get diarrhea when in strong antibiotics. However, it should stop within a week of you stopping the course of the medicine.

Elevated liver enzymes are a common side effect seen with use of statins. Your doctor is right on this. I agree to him/her.

You still have diarrhea. While you go in for a blood work tomorrow, also get a stool routine done to check for active intestinal infection.

You probably have to reduce the dose of statins or switch to better drugs. Discuss with your doctor regarding these issues.

Get well soon.
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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