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Which drugs can cause drug-induced liver injury?

Which drugs can cause drug-induced liver injury?

Other drugs that can lead to liver injury include:

  • Amiodarone.
  • Anabolic steroids.
  • Birth control pills.
  • Chlorpromazine.
  • Erythromycin.
  • Halothane (a type of anesthesia)
  • Methyldopa.
  • Isoniazid.

What is drug-induced liver disease?

Drug-induced liver diseases are diseases of the liver that are caused by physician-prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, vitamins, hormones, herbs, illicit (“recreational”) drugs, and environmental toxins.

Can drug-induced hepatitis be spread?

Noncontagious hepatitis due to specific infectious causes (such as from parasites) and chemical induced hepatitis (alcohol, medications) are not spread person-to-person. A health-care professional can help determine the underlying cause of a person’s symptoms.

Is Dili reversible?

Nimesulide administration has been reported to illicit severe toxicity resulting in acute liver failure. Sulindac and ibuprofen are associated with cholestatic DILI that is reversible after drug withdrawal, although fatal cases have also been reported.

Is drug induced liver disease curable?

The liver is often able to heal itself. In severe cases, you may need to be in the hospital as your liver heals. In rare situations, the liver fails and you will need a liver transplant. Some medicines may cause a slight increase in liver enzymes without any symptoms.

How long does it take to recover from drug induced hepatitis?

Time to Recovery Indeed, the liver injury can be prolonged and even persistent (chronic). In the typical case, however, improvement starts within a week or two of stopping therapy, and the injury resolves completely within 2 to 3 months.

What medications should be avoided with liver disease?

The 10 Worst Medications for Your Liver

  • 1) Acetaminophen (Tylenol)
  • 2) Amoxicillin/clavulanate (Augmentin)
  • 3) Diclofenac (Voltaren, Cambia)
  • 4) Amiodarone (Cordarone, Pacerone)
  • 5) Allopurinol (Zyloprim)
  • 6) Anti-seizure medications.
  • 7) Isoniazid.
  • 8) Azathioprine (Imuran)

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