Juvisync and Liver Damage

High Liver Enzymes

Because people may not have symptoms until significant liver damage has occurred, your healthcare provider should check for liver problems by testing your liver enzymes. Liver enzymes are usually measured to see if a person has liver damage. They do not measure how well the liver is working. A number of things can increase liver enzymes, such as:
 
 
Simvastatin, along with the other statins, are also known to increase liver enzyme levels. This increase in liver enzymes, except in rare cases, does not cause any symptoms. However, your healthcare provider will measure your liver enzyme levels prior to you starting Juvisync and for several months thereafter. He or she will also measure your liver enzyme levels if your Juvisync dosage is increased.
 
If your liver enzymes are high, your healthcare provider may continue to test them on a more frequent basis. If they remain high, you may need a lower dose of Juvisync or may need to switch to another cholesterol medication. In most cases, the liver enzymes return to the pre-Juvisync levels after the medication is stopped.
 

Juvisync and Liver Damage

Because Juvisync can affect the liver, it is used with caution in people who drink more than a moderate amount of alcohol or who have a history of liver disease. Juvisync is not recommended for people with liver disease or those who already have high liver enzymes before the medication is started.
 

Final Thoughts

Liver problems with Juvisync occur rarely, but to keep you as safe as possible, your healthcare provider will routinely check on how your liver is doing by testing your liver enzyme levels. If these levels are high, your healthcare provider may recommend lowering your Juvisync dosage or switching medicines.
 
If you have any questions or concerns about Juvisync and liver problems, make sure to talk with your healthcare provider. He or she understands your situation best and is in the best position to give you recommendations.
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