Fenofibrate liver

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Avatar m tn Hi I was recently prescribed Fenofibrate to help reduce my high cholesterol levels etc... after a blood test. I have been doing some digging around regarding the drug and it says I should not be taking it if one has Hep B. I haven't found what the reasons are so I was wondering if someone could elaborate why one should not be taking it if one has Hep B. Thanks so much for your help.
Avatar m tn You can have liver issues after years of taking them. Keep us informed, but I'd do what your doctor recommends. You can't know the problems that high cholesterol can cause until you live in that world.
315318 tn?1353255400 Recently , I was prescribed a fenofibrate (Trilipix 135 mg) along with Crestor. My cardio wanted this for helping in getting my triglycerides down. I have not had a lipid profile done since starting on this med two months ago. However, since being a diabetic , I check my blood glucose (BG) many times during the day and what I am noticing is a clear trend in the BG numbers going lower at least over the last month or so.
Avatar n tn is there any cheap sonogram to have the liver test done.
Avatar f tn getting the ultrasound is a good idea. you could have a touch of fatty liver. its not unusual for the liver tests to rise somewhat while taking statins and this itself is not a contraindication to using the medicine. your docs should come up with a reason for your muscle symptoms which can clearly be related to the statin use.
Avatar n tn For last 6 months i am having a feeling of discomfort under my right rib, in the place of liver. Sometimes it is giving a mild pain too. Also another embarrassing symptom, a growling like sound comes from there immediately after eating something heavy. I had one USG in upper abdomen sometimes ago,(around 3 years), and in report a mild fatty liver was detected. Also, my Triglyceride level was tested high and i started taking fenofibrate capsules.
Avatar m tn Alcohol can raise triglyceride levels, and may also damage your liver while you are taking this medication. Fenofibrate should not be used in cases of cirrhosis of liver, gall bladder disease and kidney disease. Also cloudy urine could be due UTI. So it is better you visit your doctor and get urine examination done along with ultrasound to determine any abnormality in the liver, kidney and gall bladder. Avoid foods which cause cloudy urine. Take care.
Avatar f tn 32,SGOT(AST)-43 and SGPT(ALT)-64, I had never used alcohol , ai am keeping my body weight 60 kg from last 5 years, let me know what’s the meaning of this result.
Avatar n tn The Fenofibrate can cause bloating indigestion, stomach pain, and increased liver enzymes or liver problems in addition to other side effects. The Zetia can cause some of these too. Have they tested your liver enzymes yet? If so were they normal? There are other drugs for lowering cholesterol and triglycerides that work as well. You can ask him to have you try Lipitor (generic) and there is now a generic Niaspan. I know because my husband is on it.
315318 tn?1353255400 I am also confused about your cholesterol drugs, are you now on both fenofibrate and a statin? I wouldn't think so because fenofibrate is not supposed to be mixed with statins. Blood thinners can also react to fenofibrate. If your GP is having trouble controlling your cholesterol levels, maybe he should attack it from both sides instead of just one. My cholesterol was very high due to familia hypercholesterolemia.
Avatar m tn Your liver responds by making more bile. The more bile your liver makes, the more cholesterol it uses. That means less cholesterol is left to circulate through your bloodstream. Resins currently available in the U.S.
Avatar n tn Ekg abnormal Dr ask if I drink I said have go to happy your Fridays and says have a few beers so now er said no station meds for 2_month or any type of acolhol I'm sending you to a liver Dr for a ultrasoune on your liver and a cardiovascular Dr..
237039 tn?1264261657 I had always said no to statins in the past because I had infectious hepatitis (not any type C, caught it from my younger brother) as a child and feared I had liver damage from that. But when the doctor called after that test I decided I would try Tricor. (fenofibrate I think is what it is) I took it for a month, then stopped, then again a month later took it for a month. Then stopped again. My brother jumped all over me this year and is forcing me to take it.
Avatar m tn //en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benign_prostatic_hyperplasia Cholesterolemia basically means a Liver which is hyperactive at creating fat Lipids and pumping them into the blood stream. Statin medication is very good at getting this under control. COPD Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease http://en.wikipedia.
4113881 tn?1415853876 I explain this to the doc and he says that I must have a genetic disposition and put me on Fenofibrate. I will have follow up labs in 6 weeks but am told that I will likely need to be on meds the rest of my life for this. Im just venting. I mean...Im grateful the doc found this. After all...I was just going on for my nail and a scar. He may have saved me from a stroke or heart attack in the future. I just wonder though if any of this is related to my liver. After all...
Avatar n tn For instance, it's the generic for Zocor plus Vytorin is Simvastatin with Zetia, a Fenofibrate for lowering tri's. Statins improve blood cholesterol levels primarily by inhibiting a liver enzyme called HMG Co-A reductase, thus reducing the liver's ability to make cholesterol. Statins cause a significant reduction in LDL cholesterol levels, a moderate reduction in triglyceride levels, and a small increase in levels of HDL cholesterol.
Avatar m tn Heres the meds 1. Fenogal 200 Mg (LIDOSE) Fenofibrate 200 mg 2. Astatin Atorvastation 10 mg 3. Hydroxyethylrutoside Varemoid Forte Please guide me if this medicine will affect the test?
Avatar m tn I started taking meds for thyroid and other problems simultaneously. Now my thyroid is under control, my liver functions are almost normal, my total cholestrol is normal and my ldl is also normal. But now my HDL has come down to a reading of 6 and my triglycerides are still touching 400. Following is the medication i am taking: Atorvastatin 20-----30 Ezetimibe 10-----10 Fenofibrate 200----200 Awaiting to hear from you soon.
Avatar m tn I started taking meds for thyroid and other problems simultaneously. Now my thyroid is under control, my liver functions are almost normal, my total cholestrol is normal and my ldl is also normal. But now my HDL has come down to a reading of 6 and my triglycerides are still touching 400 also the CPK is triple its normal value. Following is the medication i am taking: Thyroxine 125mcg Atorvastatin 20-----30 Ezetimibe 10-----10 Fenofibrate 200----200 Awaiting to hear from you soon.
Avatar m tn We don't how he contracted it, but at any rate, this is one reason I have to watch my liver. I am not sure what damage that infection may have done to my liver. Even though I was only 8, I still carry the risk. Thanks again, Ally. PS: In regards to the copy and paste from other sites, I always make sure it's known that I have "copied and pasted" from some other site. Otherwise, it's called "plagiarism". Right?
Avatar f tn 166 HDL: 31 LDL: 106 My doctor has prescribed me: Simvastatin 40mg, and fenofibrate 130mg. I am 6'1" and 250 pounds. I am overweight, but I am losing weight. I was wondering, if I get down to a healthy weight, would it be likely to stop taking the medications? I would like to just naturally control my lipids through eating better, and exercise. I have been eating very poorly, fast foods, lots of carbs and sugary foods, etc.
Avatar m tn Also, don't drink as alcohol also metabolizes as sugars and will increase serum levels of TGL. If these don't help, you can ask for a fenofibrate such as Tricor which is very effective in lowering TGL. However, your level is not all that high, lifestyle changes should do the trick. Meds are mostly prescribed when people have TGL levels over 600. Your bigger concern should be increasing your HDL. Yours should be over 40. Exercise is a great way to increase HDL as is Niacin.
Avatar n tn I don't know if I would start with Lipitor right now as your real issue is your TGLs which should be under 150. You could take a fenofibrate to help control that along with diet. Your LDL is borderline, but below the guideline of 130 unless your doctor feels you are a high risk for heart disease which means your LDL should be under 100.
3093770 tn?1389742726 Coadministration of naltrexone with other agents known to induce hepatotoxicity may potentiate the risk of liver injury. Naltrexone, especially in larger than recommended doses (more than 50 mg/day), has been associated with hepatocellular injury, hepatitis, and elevations in liver transaminases and bilirubin. MANAGEMENT: The use of naltrexone in combination with other potentially hepatotoxic agents (e.g.
Avatar m tn Unfortunately, in cases where gentics play a role, statins are the first line of therapy. You can ask your doctor about a Fenofibrate, they work well on TGL's and lower one's overall total cholesterol, but are not as effective on LDL. You are on one of the more powerful statins so you can ask your doctor about Vytorin which is simple Simvastatin and Zetia which works both in the liver and in the digestive tract. Simvastatin is usually better tolerated than Lipitor.
Avatar m tn I have also been diagnosed over the years with a peptic ulcer (although I believe that this no longer is an issue), hyperlipidemia, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease bordering on nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (confirmed by a liver biopsy), lipoatrophy, osteopenia, and pancreatitis (I have sustained half a dozen attacks, one in particular where I was hospitalized for a month in Mass General). It is believed that all of these conditions have been medication-induced.
Avatar m tn ) Statins are processed in the liver and some are therefore told not to take them. The liver specialists I spoke to said Statins should not be a problem although I should monitor liver enzymes just to be sure. Certainly the agreement was that any potentially small risk is outweighed by the rewards of lowering cholesterol.
Avatar n tn Other interventions may include switching the Lipitor to Crestor, which does not decrease the HDL to the same level as Lipitor, dietary and lifestyle modifications, or medications such as Gemfibrozil.benzofibrate/fenofibrate, whcih actually have some proven clinical effectiveness. The reason we don't routinely use them in patients already on Statins, is the increased event rate of myopathy and hepatitis.
Avatar n tn 769-774 : : clometacin, fenofibrate, oxyphenisatin and papaverine - Homberg JC, et al, Hepatology 1985 Sep;5(5):722-727 : : iproniazid - Danan G, et al, Gastroenterol Clin Biol 1983 May;7(5):529-532 : : anovlar - Yamamoto S, et al, Nippon Shokakibyo Gakkai Zasshi 1977 Nov;74(11):1561-1566 : : a vasculotropic drug, Venocuran or Venopyridum - Guardia J, et al, Nouv Presse Med 1977 Oct 1;6(32):2873-2875 : : As you suggested, in many of these cases if the drug was withdrawn in time, th
Avatar n tn If it were me I would give pravastatin a chance, but if I had the same side effects and I could not live with them, I would try something like Zetia. You could also add a fenofibrate like Tricor to lower your TGLs as well, very safe and no side effects. This will help lower your overall number but will not impact your LDL which is you main issue. You really need to get that under 130 with no other risk factors.