... hep-c and could not take crestor. Really done want to do anymore damage to liver. Is there anything save ?
I never had to take cholesterol meds. My understanding of them are that many do raise your liver enzymes. The one particular drug you mentioned gemfibrozil is not recommended for someone with liver disease. Sometimes the need to take the drug out weights the risk. If you need to take a cholesterol lowering drug the doctor needs to monitor your liver with regular blood work. They should get a base line test before you start the meds this way they can see if the medicine is altering your results in the next test. Sometimes if the medicine is putting a strain on your liver they will first try to lower the dose and sometimes that helps. I would always start with a low dose first or talk to the doctor about that. Make sure you get regular blood work to see if it is having a effect on the liver. There are so many medications for cholesterol and I'm sure there is a good one for you among them. It is finding that one that will help without the side effects of liver strain.
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