Drug-Induced Liver Disease - Treatment

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What is the treatment for drug-induced liver diseases?

The most important treatment for drug-induced liver disease is stopping the drug that is causing the liver disease. In most patients, signs and symptoms of liver disease will resolve and blood tests will become normal and there will be no long-term liver damage. There are exceptions, however. For example, Tylenol overdoses are treated with oral N-acetylcysteine to prevent severe liver necrosis and failure. Liver transplantation may be necessary for some patients with acute liver failure. Some drugs also can cause irreversible liver damage and cirrhosis.

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Comment from: Rose, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: November 05

I was reading about drug, steroid effects. I had horrible back pain and later, surgery. I went to a pain clinic close by and was injected with steroid. I went home and had horrible lung pain, went back after a week of crying and still crying, nothing much was done, except morphine and I almost quit breathing. I had back surgery 3 to 4 months later and same lung [right] was collapsing I am now having back, right lung, pelvic and bladder pain, I am going to die. I had prolapsed bladder surgery just now, also became allergic to antibiotics; everything started though when I was given the steroid.

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