Drug Induced Liver Disease Index
Drug-induced liver diseases are diseases of the liver that are caused by physician-prescribed medications, OTC medications, vitamins, hormones, herbs, illicit (“recreational”) drugs, and environmental toxins. There are three types of liver toxicity; dose-dependent toxicity, idiosyncratic toxicity, and drug allergy. The types of liver disease drugs cause include: mild elevations of blood levels of liver enzymes, hepatitis, necrosis, cholestasis, steatosis, cirrhosis, mixed disease, fulminant hepatitis, and blood clots.
Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments
Picture of Liver
Front View of the Liver. The liver is a large, meaty organ that sits on the right side of the belly. See a picture of the Liver...learn more »
- oxycodone and acetaminophen, Percocet, Roxicet, Tylox, Endocet (discontinued), Oxycet,
- propoxyphene and acetaminophen, Darvocet A500; Darvocet-N, Wygesic
- valproic acid, divalproex, Depakote, Depakote Sprinkle, Depakote ER, Depakene, Depacon, Stavzor
- OTC Pain Relievers and Fever Reducers
In This Article
Liver (Anatomy and Function) Article
- What is the liver? Is it a gland or an organ?
- What is the functional purpose of the liver?
- What does the liver look like, and where is it located in the body?
- What diseases affect the liver?
- Fatty liver disease
- Genetic disorders
- Abnormalities of bile flow from the liver
- Decrease in blood flow draining from the liver
- What are symptoms of diseases of the liver?
- How is an examination of the liver performed?
- What is a liver biopsy?
- Can diseases of the liver be prevented?
Cirrhosis of the liver refers to a disease in which normal liver cells are replaced by scar tissue caused by alcohol and viral...learn more »
In This Article
Hepatitis C (HCV, Hep C) Article
- Hepatitis C infection (HCV, hep C) facts
- What is hepatitis C infection?
- What are the symptoms of hepatitis C infection?
- How is hepatitis C spread,
and is it contagious?
- What conditions beyond the liver are associated with hepatitis C
- Who is at high risk and should be tested for hepatitis C infection?
- What is the usual progression of chronic hepatitis C
- How is hepatitis C diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for hepatitis C infection?
- Newer drugs and therapeutic medications for hepatitis C
- Who should receive antiviral therapy for hepatitis C virus infection?
- Who should not receive treatment with antiviral therapy?
- How effective is hepatitis C treatment?
- What are the goals of therapy for hepatitis C infection?
- What are the side effects of treatment for hepatitis C
- Hepatitis C and liver transplantation
- How is monitoring done before, during and after treatment?
- Can hepatitis C be prevented?
- What is the current research and what is in the future for hepatitis C?
Jaundice in adults may be caused by a variety of medical diseases or conditions. Some cases of jaundice can be managed at home...learn more »
In This Article
Jaundice (Adults) Article
- Jaundice definition
- Jaundice in adults
- What causes jaundice in adults?
- Pre-hepatic causes
- Hepatic causes
- Post-hepatic causes
- What are the symptoms of jaundice in adults?
- What are the risk factors for jaundice in adults?
- How is jaundice in adults diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for jaundice in adults?
- What are the
complications of jaundice in adults?
- Can jaundice in adults be prevented?
- What is the prognosis of jaundice in adults?
Alcoholism is a disease that includes alcohol craving and continued drinking despite repeated alcohol-related problems, such as...learn more »
In This Article
- Alcohol use disorder facts
- What is alcohol abuse?
- What is alcoholism?
- What differentiates alcohol abuse from alcoholism?
- What are risk factors for alcoholism?
- What causes alcoholism? Is alcoholism hereditary?
- What are alcohol use
disorder symptoms and signs in teenagers, women, men, and the elderly?
- How do physicians diagnose alcohol use disorder?
- What are the stages of alcohol
- What is the treatment for alcohol use disorder?
- What medications
treat alcohol use disorder?
- How can you tell if someone has a drinking problem?
- Can an alcoholic just cut back or stop drinking?
- Is there a safe level of drinking?
- Is it safe to drink alcohol while pregnant?
- How can someone find more information or get help or support to treat alcohol
- What are the long-term physical and psychological effects of alcohol use disorder?
- What is codependency, and what is the treatment for codependency?
- Is it possible to prevent alcohol use
- What is the prognosis of alcohol