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02-27-2012, 02:43 AM   #1
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Remicade and increased LFTs

Hey

Just wondering if anyone on this forum has had elevated liver function tests from starting remicade? If so how many times the normal where they (ast and alt) and how long after did the side effects present themselves.

Thanks in advance.
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02-27-2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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No problems here. I did have elevated liver function tests from the Pentasa (5-ASA), though. They went back to normal after I stopped taking the Pentasa (and continued the Remicade + Imuran).
02-27-2012, 07:26 AM   #3
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No, I've never been advised I had LFTs......
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03-01-2012, 01:29 PM   #4
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Hi Kela,

I wanted to bump this thread since you requested additional support. Hopefully someone will be able to provide you additional insight soon. Did your doctor feel the elevated LFTs were due to your Remicade?
03-01-2012, 02:15 PM   #5
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Nothing like that so far, knock wood!
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