Liver Blood Tests

What medications can cause increased liver enzyme tests (abnormal aminotransferase levels)? (continued)

Cholesterol lowering drugs such as statins:

  • lovastatin (Mevacor, Altocor),
  • pravastatin (Pravachol),
  • atorvastatin (Lipitor),
  • fluvastatin (Lescol),
  • simvastatin (Zocor),
  • rosuvastatin (Crestor), and
  • niacin

Cardiovascular drugs such as:

  • amiodarone (Cordarone),
  • hydralazine (Apresoline)
  • quinidine (Quinaglute, Quinidex), etc.

Other drugs

  • Antidepressant drugs of the tricyclic type

With drug-induced liver enzyme abnormalities, the enzymes usually normalize weeks to months after stopping the medications. Continue Reading

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Reviewed on 2/2/2014