Can Gilbert's syndrome cause anxiety?
Keeping this in consideration, what medications should be avoided with Gilbert's syndrome?
Drugs that should be avoided, if possible, are:
- Atazanavir and indinavir, used to treat HIV infection.
- Gemfibrozil, for lowering cholesterol.
- Statins, also used for reducing cholesterol, when taken with gemfibrozil.
- Irinotecan, used to treat advanced bowel cancer.
- Nilotinib, for the treatment of some blood cancers.
Correspondingly, can you drink if you have Gilbert's syndrome?
Some people with Gilbert's syndrome also find that drinking alcohol makes their symptoms worse. For some people, even one or two drinks can make them feel sick shortly after. Alcohol can temporarily raise bilirubin levels in people with Gilbert's syndrome.
Gilbert syndrome is associated with fluctuating levels of bilirubin in the blood (hyperbilirubinemia). Bilirubin levels may increase with stress, strain, dehydration, fasting, infection or exposure to cold. In many individuals, jaundice is only evident when one of these triggers raises the bilirubin levels.