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Knee replacement surgery,taking coumadin, lyrica, celebrex, Liver enzymes increased in blood report

I recently had knee replacement surgery (7 weeks)... At that time I was on numerous medications from Coumadin, Lyrica , Celebrex , to the daily Ecotrin which I am still taking. A blood work up last week found slightly elevated liver enzymes . Could this elevation be the result of all these afore mentioned prescription drugs?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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Hi there,

Thanks for your query.

Yes. Majority of the drugs are toxic to either liver/kidneys or both.

Some of your medicines are toxic to the liver and hence, slightly elevated liver enzymes. You have not mentioned the values of the enzymes. However, dose of the causative drug has to reduced or even stopped, once the liver enzymes exceed a certain level.

Consult your treating doctor, who knows which drugs are responsible for elevated liver enzymes and when to reduce the doses/stop the drug.

Dr. Rakesh Karanwal
Answered: Thu, 24 Oct 2013
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