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cirrhosis and use of lovastatin
Jul 20, 2005

My Mother has cirrhosis and her HMO doctor wants her to start taking Lovastatin for high cholesterol. Can this cause more damage to her liver? Thank You!

Response from Dr. Dieterich

It is possible, but unlikely. The toxicity is a random event and not really precipitated by underlying liver disease. Her doctor just needs to watch her liver enzymes carefully. DTD

do you know of a doc in the sf bay area
presence of HBV DNA after a resolved infection

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