... Are there antidepressants that i could take that won't affect my liver numbers?
Hi, melr! Usually all that's required is monitoring the liver enzymes every 3 (at first) to 6 months.
From the NIH:
*Liver test abnormalities have been reported to occur in up to 1% of patients on antidepessants, but elevations are usually modest and usually do not require dose modification or discontinuation. Rare instances of acute, clinically apparent episodes of liver injury, with marked liver enzyme elevations with or without jaundice, have been reported in patients on antidepressants.
. The serum aminotransferase elevations that occur on antidepressant therapy are usually self-limited and do not require dose modification or discontinuation of therapy. Acute liver failure has been reported, but is very rare with antidepressant induced liver injury as is chronic liver injury.*
Morning melr39; Really nothing to worry about I have the same problem for about a year years ago they checked by liver enzymes regular and it does put out higher than normal, but the doctors finally decided it was nothing to worry about. And I now take several different antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications without any problems. The numbers go up and down just like they did before but not to worry about in most cases you still have a good liver just that it is enlarged so it puts out higher numbers the normal liver. So I just have my blood tested yearly with my exam. and the doctor is not concerned anymore.
Just avoid cymbalta. That's the one that can be subject to liver disease.
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