whether it's okay for patients with elevated liver enzymes to take a statin

The question often comes up about whether it's okay for patients with elevated liver enzymes to take a statin. Despite common belief, it can be GOOD to give a statin to a patient with elevated LFTs.

It's a medical myth that statins cause liver INJURY...or that they can't be used in patients with chronic liver disease.

In fact, statins may LOWER liver enzymes in patients with elevations due to nonalcoholic fatty liver disease or hepatitis C.

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