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On statins for cholesterol, high GGT values, advised Udiliv. Any side effects ?

My husband has cholesterol and has been on statins for almost 10 years now. He does enjoy his whiskeys on weekends and wine on some days.. His liver function tests have shown high GGT values.. The doctor has advised udiliv 300 mg, 1 tablet at night for 3 months. Does this medication have any side effects? Is this medication safe to have along with statins? Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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High GGTP is due to the increased intake of alcohol.
Although UDILIV has many side effects like nausea,vomiting,diarrhoea,joint pains etc and should not be taken along with statins,it's role in reduction of GGTP is very doubtful.
UDILIV is basically used in treatment of gall stones.
The best treatment for reduction of lver enzymes caused by alcohol intake is
1... Complete abstinence from alcohol
2... Regular exercises
3... Consumption of fresh fruits and green vegetables
4.. Avoidance of junk food and controlling of sugar levels if you have diabetes.
Answered: Tue, 18 Dec 2012
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