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... Yes we all know that Statins can cause liver damage among other problems and if your hubby's ALT is on the rise, he needs to get off those meds. Many years ago both hubby and I were told to go on Statins by a Dr. and yet our Cardio Dr. ... (1 replies)
... as 228 while his triglyceries were 105. Other chol numbers were elevated. He has been taking 20 mg of generic Zocor for a year. Just had new bloodwork and his ALT went from 45 to 54. The lab shows a reference rage for the ALT up to 52. ... (1 replies)
... Missy - High liver enzymes can be a real problem and signals liver damage. Maybe you can try taking half the dosage, after you check with your doctor. You can also try a very low dosage (5mg) of Crestor which is just as potent as Simvastatin. The Red Yeast Rice is similar to statins, the only problem is the muscle side effects are still possible and you don't know what your... (6 replies)

... Hi Razo30, I took Zocor 40 mg for many years until this last June when I started feeling really bad due to my muscle aches. I never had a problem for the first two years and then my last blood test showed my liver enzymes rising and my kidneys starting to fail. I quit taking Zocor even though my doctor wanted me to continue taking it. My cholesterol too was in the 300's... (6 replies)
ALT/AST Results
Jul 22, 2007
... Like osteo said, your numbers are elevated but not seriously so. If I were you, I would snap the Crestors in half and try 20 mg. ... (3 replies)
ALT/AST Results
Jul 21, 2007
... test soon. From what I have read drugs can affect the liver reading so your doc would look at that. Your numbers are pretty elevated not huge but if I were you I would get the doc on this.Good luck! ... (3 replies)
ALT/AST Results
Jul 20, 2007
... Got my results back from my cholesterol test and everything looks great. HDL-42, LDL- 43, and Triglyerides- 86. Probelm is that I see that my ALT and AST are elevated to 60 and the report shows normal between the ranges of (0 to 35). I haven't talked to the Dr. yet..but is that elevatation dangerous? I know it means that my liver is being damaged someway? I am on the highest... (3 replies)
... Do this early in the morning on an empty stomach. I had elevated ALT several years ago and this liver flush brought the number down to the normal range. I did the flush everyday for three months. ... (5 replies)
... As I stated, my ALT levels have remained mildly elevated for five years or so. My former dr ordered the ultrasound of my liver last year. ... (7 replies)
... My doctor prescribed me Zetia due to elevated ALT levels and other issues with Crestor 5 mg. I had tried Niaspan but the flushing was bad. I went to pick up the Zetia today and was talking to my pharmacist. ... (14 replies)
Sep 21, 2006
... llow gout sufferer especially one with so much knowlege. I was at my Doctor today and he is wanting me to try Zetia before going back to a statin because of the elevated ALT levels. ... (24 replies)
... I normally have 2 (more on weekends) glasses of wine per day. I found out in New Zealand, that not only is it a beautiful country, but they like to drink. Even in the manufacturing plant I visited, they would often open the bar in the plant at the end of the workday - and then take me out with unlimited bottles of good wine. Is there a rule as to how long the effects of... (8 replies)
... Hi Mike, I think it more likely to be the cause of a lot of alcohol. You are not really supposed to drink a lot when you are taking statins. When I was on statins, Zocor, I kept myself to a couple of glasse of wine each day, ok well maybe three sometimes, and my ast and alt was kept around 15-18 which I think is o.k. Also a friend of mine who indulges a great deal more, when... (8 replies)
... lenin, Thanks for the reply. My Doctor started me on it for a month and then tested. She liked the results then; I assume she baselined the ALT/ASP at that time and it was OK. She then prescribed 3 months which was this test. (8 replies)
... So your AST is normal and ALT is just slightly elevated. They usually talk about an aberrant ALT as something like 3 TIMES the upper normal or 180. ... (8 replies)
... I was started on 10mg of Lipitor about 3 months ago to lower my LDL. I just got my new results: tot: 188 HDL: 70 LDL: 106: Tri: 58 While these are good, my liver enzymes are slightly elevated: AST: 43; ALT: 75. My doctor told me to stop the lipitor and come back next week for a retest. Is this a typical bad reaction to Lipitor? I had also been on a two week trip... (8 replies)
... If you've ruled out the other causes of higher than normal ALT and get repeatable results, you will have to discontinue the Lipitor. BUT you will need to find some way to lower your total cholesterol. ... (15 replies)
... First off, let me say I'm NOT a doctor.... However, I have to agree with MrBob. When you get your cholesterol test, also have ALT, AST and CPK levels checked as well. I was on the 40mg dosage of Crestor (my cholesterol was thru the roof, and it was right after I had my MI, so they were working on getting it down pretty quick) Anyway, I went on Crestor, they tested me 6... (13 replies)
... jamie...half of your post I didnt understand, but what I do see is someone with elevated cholesterol and severly elevated triglycerides. We would need some more information to give you our best evaluation. ... (1 replies)
... I agree with JacquelineL. I was on 20 mgs. of Lipitor, and it produced elevated ALT levels. When I cut the pills in half and only took 10 mgs., my cholesterol level remained as low as it did on 20 mgs. ... (4 replies)

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