Elevated AST level on blood test?

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mmckenna
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Curious if anyone has any experience with this. I got my bimonthly blood test done yesterday, and the results showed an elevated AST level. I know it has something to do with the liver. I won't see my GI for another month, but he did put a note on it and said he'd watch it, but didn't suggest doing anything.

I am on 6mp, 50mg/day, and 1000mg of Remicade every 8 weeks.

From what I can find, and understand, on the web, elevated AST levels can be the result of the 6mp.

Has anyone else experienced this?

I fully trust my GI, and will talk to him about it, but I like to go armed with a bit of information.

Thanks.
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.

Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."


mmckenna
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   Posted 8/1/2009 5:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Never mind. My AST is only 65. I did some searching and saw that others have said it can be tied to the immunomodulating drugs, and cutting back on the drugs can lower the levels. I'll wait and talk with the GI and see what he suggests.
Matthew McKenna,
Joey's dad.

Remicade, 6MP and a few of their friends.

"I'm just along for the ride."

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