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May ALT was 117. I take tramadol and clonazapam. Would this cause it to be elevated?

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    Tramadol can cause elevated liver enzymes in a small amount of people. I am not 100 percent sure if Klonipin does or not. In any case certain medication affect certain people differently and certain medications can have certain effects on certain organs in certain people even if it's not common for most people. With that being said, I suppose the only sure way to know if either of those medications are causing your elevated liver enzymes would be to stop them for a time and have your labs 're checked.

    Keep in mind there are many different reasons for elevated liver enzymes and so it could be that neither medication is the cause.

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    You can check the effects of all drugs in the British National Formulary (BNF).
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      Thank you for your advise. Not sure how to go about doing it. I have been taking both for 3 years and it says not to stop abruptly because it could cause a seizure. What other reason could cause it to be so high?
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    BNF available on line. Also manufacturers’ contraindications. BNF is what doctors use themselves to find out about drugs. 

    There are probably lots of reasons why your ALT was raised. I’m not medically qualified so I can’t help. The trouble is the digestive system is more complicated than people realise because it’s not just one organ, but several working together. You need to speak to your GP, who has a fuller picture, but sometimes even they aren’t clued up. I had a doctor recently admit she knew nothing about the gallbladder. However your GP should be able to seek advice from experts such as a clinical pharmacologist who can say if the drugs you’re taking are conflicting with each other and causing the raised ALT readings. Meantime try not to worry. It could just be an anomaly. Worrying won’t fix it; in fact it will only make things worse.

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