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Can Xanax cause liver disease

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Can Xanax cause liver disease?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.

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Hello, and I am pleased to help, use of my answers are for educational purposes only.
No, xanax does not cause liver disease, but it can increase liver enzymes when you test them such as increasing the AST and ALT, but it will not cause disease itself.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Does increasing the liver enzymes AST and ALT become dangerous?
Expert:  Dr. Owen replied 6 years ago.
That is exactly what you are looking for, but sometimes the enzyme levels increase then they level off and decrease - so you would need a few tests to of AST and ALT to see this over the next month or so.