you very much for your question.
polysulfate (Elmiron) can raise GGT and ALT levels.
raises GGT and ALT levels.
site of Elmiron manufacturer, Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., indicates:
o If you have any liver problems.
common side effects are hair loss, diarrhea, nausea, blood in the
stool, headache, rash, upset stomach, abnormal liver function tests.
of medications that may cause elevations of liver enzymes include
the statins (used in treating high blood cholesterol levels) some
antibiotics, some antidepressants, and some medications used for treating
diabetes, tacrine (Cognex), aspirin, and quinidine.
food, pesticides, toxins and pollutants can elevate ALT levels
long-term study involving more than 160,000 Austrian adults, the researchers
found that the higher a person's blood level of GGT, the greater the
risk of cardiovascular death.
to the senior author of the study, Hanno Ulmer, two mechanisms might
explain why GGT can indicate cardiovascular disease. The first, originally
proposed by the Italian researchers, is that high GGT shows the presence
of atherosclerosis. The second is that it's related to the ill effects
of heavy drinking on blood vessels.
M, Jassem W, Walldius G, Fentiman IS, Hammar N, Lambe M, Garmo H,
Jungner I, and Holmberg L., found evidence of associations between
elevated GGT and risk of developing different cancers. The strength
of this association may vary by glucose levels because hyperglycaemia
can result in oxidative stress initiating damaging pathways of carcinogenesis.
was found in a large Swedish cohort with 37,809 primary cancers.
unknown up today what happen with high GGT and ALT levels caused by
drugs but not caused by a disease.
the manufacturer know that Elmiron raises GGT and ALT levels.
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