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hep c treatment and liver enzymes
Feb 24, 2011

i have been on hep c treatment for 3 months now no problems or any side effects at all had good energy all day for 3 months now my liver enzymes are higher from the last blood test i eat fruits veggies only drink water all day all night i dont take any over the counter meds at all or ever i have a rash on both sides of my arms and im starting to get anemic doc says if rash continues or liver enzymes elevate he going to stop treatment but im into 3 months and i want to get rid of the hep c what can i do

Response from Dr. McGovern

Sometimes LFTs go up on HCV treatment. I don't know how high is "high" so I can't convey my level of concern, but I definitely see this from time to time. I would live with anything less than 5x the upper limit of normal with close follow-up.

The key issue is whether you have reached a non-detectable viral load - or a minimum of a 2-log drop. If you have not had that checked yet, that is key as to whether you should even continue treatment.

If you have not been immunized against hepatitis B, you should have these tests checked as well if you have had exposures of concern.

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