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Gilenya Use and Elevated Liver Enzyme Levels
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JustASmallTownGal posted:
I've been on Gilenya for the past 4 weeks. Everything has been going great for the most part. However, my blood tests are starting to show elevated liver enzyme levels. So far it's not at a level that's necessarily abnormal for the drug and also isn't at a level that would damage my liver. They're just having blood drawn every 2 weeks to keep an eye on it.

Has anyone else who is on Gilenya had elevated liver enzyme levels? Has anyone actually gotten pulled off because of this?
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MVGallegos1 responded:
That's interesting, I have just started Gilenya about 3 weeks ago. I assume my doc will do more blood work on my next visit which is in early Jan.

Please keep us posted, I'm intersted to follow yours usage of gilenya.
 
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JustASmallTownGal responded:
I got a response from another Gilenya user on a different site. Apparently liver enzyme level increases are fairly common in the first 6 weeks and then typically decrease down to normal after that in most cases.

Here's hoping that includes me!!
 
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MVGallegos1 replied to JustASmallTownGal's response:
Yes! Let's hope! I'll check in when I have my blood work done early Jan.


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