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Betahistine Liver Function Test Abnormal Side Effects

Betahistine Liver Function Test Abnormal Side Effect Reports


The following Betahistine Liver Function Test Abnormal side effect reports were submitted by healthcare professionals and consumers.

This information will help you understand how side effects, such as Liver Function Test Abnormal, can occur, and what you can do about them.

A side effect could appear soon after you start Betahistine or it might take time to develop.



Blood Bilirubin Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased, Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Renal Impairment

This Liver Function Test Abnormal side effect was reported by a physician from GERMANY. A female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA. The patient was prescribed Betahistine Mesilate (dosage: NA), which was started on Dec 18, 2011. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Xarelto
  • Marcumar
  • Micardis
  • Lercanidipine
  • Heparin
When starting to take Betahistine Mesilate the consumer reported the following symptoms:
  • Blood Bilirubin Increased
  • Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
  • Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Renal Impairment
The patient was hospitalized. These side effects may potentially be related to Betahistine Mesilate.
Liver Function Test Abnormal, Cholestasis, Myositis

This Liver Function Test Abnormal Betahistine side effect was reported by a health professional from UNITED KINGDOM on Aug 08, 2011. A Female , 83 years of age, was treated with Betahistine. The patient presented the following health conditions:
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Cholestasis
  • Myositis
. Betahistine dosage: NA. Additional drugs used at the same time:
  • Nitroglycerin
  • Felodipine
  • Doxycycline
  • Doxycycline
  • Bumetanide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
The patient was hospitalized.
Myositis, Liver Function Test Abnormal, Cholestasis

This is a Betahistine side effect report of a 83-year-old female patient (weight:NA) from UNITED KINGDOM, suffering from the following symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Betahistine (dosage:NA, start time: Jun 27, 2011), combined with:
  • Omeprazole
  • Doxycycline
  • Fluoxetine
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Lactulose
  • Acetaminophen
  • Atorvastatin
  • Ramipril
, and developed a serious reaction and a Liver Function Test Abnormal side effect. The patient presented with:
  • Myositis
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
  • Cholestasis
which developed after the beginning of treatment. The patient was hospitalized. This side effect report can indicate a possible existence of increased vulnerability to Betahistine treatment in female patients suffering from NA, resulting in Liver Function Test Abnormal.

Cholestasis, Myositis, Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased, Liver Function Test Abnormal

A 83-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from UNITED KINGDOM with the following symptoms: NA started Betahistine Hydrochloride treatment (dosage: NA) on Apr 01, 2011. Soon after starting Betahistine Hydrochloride treatment, the consumer experienced several side effects, including:
  • Cholestasis
  • Myositis
  • Blood Creatine Phosphokinase Increased
  • Liver Function Test Abnormal
. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Bumetanide
  • Clopidogrel
  • Isosorbide Mononitrate
  • Omeprazole
  • Felodipine
  • Lactulose
  • Glyceryl Trinitrate
  • Doxycycline Hyclate (200 Mg, Single)
The patient was hospitalized. This finding indicates that some patients can be more vulnerable to developing Betahistine Hydrochloride side effects, such as Liver Function Test Abnormal.

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Betahistine Liver Function Test Abnormal Causes and Reviews


What is fatty liver disease?

Your liver is the largest organ inside your body. It helps your body digest food, store energy, and remove poisons. Fatty liver disease is a condition in which fat builds up in your liver. There are two main types:

  • Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)
  • Alcoholic fatty liver disease, also called alcoholic steatohepatitis
What is nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)?

NAFLD is a type of fatty liver disease that is not related to heavy alcohol use. There are two kinds:

  • Simple fatty liver, in which you have fat in your liver but little or no inflammation or liver cell damage. Simple fatty liver typically does not get bad enough to cause liver damage or complications.
  • Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), in which you have inflammation and liver cell damage, as well as fat in your liver. Inflammation and liver cell damage can cause fibrosis, or scarring, of the liver. NASH may lead to cirrhosis or liver cancer.
What is alcoholic fatty liver disease?

Alcoholic fatty liver disease is due to heavy alcohol use. Your liver breaks down most of the alcohol you drink, so it can be removed from your body. But the process of breaking it down can generate harmful substances. These substances can damage liver cells, promote inflammation, and weaken your body's natural defenses. The more alcohol that you drink, the more you damage your liver. Alcoholic fatty liver disease is the earliest stage of alcohol-related liver disease. The next stages are alcoholic hepatitis and cirrhosis.

Who gets fatty liver disease?

Researchers do not know the cause of nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD). They do know that it is more common in people who

  • Have type 2 diabetes and prediabetes
  • Have obesity
  • Are middle aged or older (although children can also get it)
  • Are Hispanic, followed by non-Hispanic whites. It is less common in African Americans.
  • Have high levels of fats in the blood, such as cholesterol and triglycerides
  • Have high blood pressure
  • Take certain drugs, such as corticosteroids and some cancer drugs
  • Have certain metabolic disorders, including metabolic syndrome
  • Have rapid weight loss
  • Have certain infections, such as hepatitis C
  • Have been exposed to some toxins

NAFLD affects about 25 percent of people in the world. As the rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and high cholesterol are rising in the United States, so is the rate of NAFLD. NAFLD is the most common chronic liver disorder in the United States.

Alcoholic fatty liver disease only happens in people who are heavy drinkers, especially those who have been drinking for a long period of time. The risk is higher for heavy drinkers who are women, have obesity, or have certain genetic mutations.

What are the symptoms of fatty liver disease?

Both NAFLD and alcoholic fatty liver disease are usually silent diseases with few or no symptoms. If you do have symptoms, you may feel tired or have discomfort in the upper right side of your abdomen.

How do I know if I have fatty liver disease?

Because there are often no symptoms, it is not easy to find fatty liver disease. Your doctor may suspect that you have it if you get abnormal results on liver tests that you had for other reasons. To make a diagnosis, your doctor will use

  • Your medical history
  • A physical exam
  • Various tests, including blood and imaging tests, and sometimes a biopsy

As part of the medical history, your doctor will ask about your alcohol use, to find out whether fat in your liver is a sign of alcoholic fatty liver disease or nonalcoholic fatty liver (NAFLD). He or she will also ask which medicines you take, to try to determine whether a medicine is causing your NAFLD.

During the physical exam, your doctor will examine your body and check your weight and height. Your doctor will look for signs of fatty liver disease, such as

  • An enlarged liver
  • Signs of cirrhosis, such as jaundice, a condition that causes your skin and whites of your eyes to turn yellow

You will likely have blood tests, including liver function tests and blood count tests. In some cases you may also have imaging tests, like those that check for fat in the liver and the stiffness of your liver. Liver stiffness can mean fibrosis, which is scarring of the liver. In some cases you may also need a liver biopsy to confirm the diagnosis, and to check how bad the liver damage is.

What are the treatments for fatty liver disease?

Doctors recommend weight loss for nonalcoholic fatty liver. Weight loss can reduce fat in the liver, inflammation, and fibrosis. If your doctor thinks that a certain medicine is the cause of your NAFLD, you should stop taking that medicine. But check with your doctor before stopping the medicine. You may need to get off the medicine gradually, and you might need to switch to another medicine instead.

There are no medicines that have been approved to treat NAFLD. Studies are investigating whether a certain diabetes medicine or Vitamin E can help, but more studies are needed.

The most important part of treating alcohol-related fatty liver disease is to stop drinking alcohol. If you need help doing that, you may want to see a therapist or participate in an alcohol recovery program. There are also medicines that can help, either by reducing your cravings or making you feel sick if you drink alcohol.

Both alcoholic fatty liver disease and one type of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (nonalcoholic steatohepatitis) can lead to cirrhosis. Doctors can treat the health problems caused by cirrhosis with medicines, operations, and other medical procedures. If the cirrhosis leads to liver failure, you may need a liver transplant.

What are some lifestyle changes that can help with fatty liver disease?

If you have any of the types of fatty liver disease, there are some lifestyle changes that can help:

  • Eat a healthy diet, limiting salt and sugar, plus eating lots of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
  • Get vaccinations for hepatitis A and B, the flu and pneumococcal disease. If you get hepatitis A or B along with fatty liver, it is more likely to lead to liver failure. People with chronic liver disease are more likely to get infections, so the other two vaccinations are also important.
  • Get regular exercise, which can help you lose weight and reduce fat in the liver
  • Talk with your doctor before using dietary supplements, such as vitamins, or any complementary or alternative medicines or medical practices. Some herbal remedies can damage your liver.

Betahistine Liver Function Test Abnormal Reviews

Sat, 21 Aug 2010

Everytime taken causes increased heart rate, resulting in difficulty sleeping. Also causes skin itching and bad headache behind eyes. I have persevered, though, taking the drug periodically, when my vertigo recurs.

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Top Betahistine Side Effects

Dizziness (6)
Liver Function Test Abnormal (5)
Headache (3)
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Myositis (3)
Cholestasis (3)
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Oedema Peripheral (2)
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