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Treatments for Anticonvulsive-induced liver damage

Treatment List for Anticonvulsive-induced liver damage

The list of treatments mentioned in various sources for Anticonvulsive-induced liver damage includes the following list. Always seek professional medical advice about any treatment or change in treatment plans.

  • Treatment of drug-induced liver damage is dependant upon the causative agent, the degree of liver dysfunction, and the age and general health of the patient. Treatments include:
    • Discontinuation of causative medication
    • Monitoring of patient and regular review of liver function - where liver dysfunction is mild to moderate, and liver function is improving
    • Abstinence from alcohol and avoidance of medication that may contribute to further liver damage
    • Management of acute liver failure from hepatotoxicity
      • Supportive care, often in and intensive care unit - airway protection, fluid and electrolyte management
      • Management of complications such as bleeding problems and hepatic encephalopathy
    • Management of symptoms of chronic liver dysfunction
      • Nutrition - adequate calories and normal protein intake with vitamin supplementation as required
      • Regular exercise to maintain muscle mass
      • Ursodeoxycholic acid
      • Management of pruritus
      • Management of ascites
        • Low sodium diet
        • Diuretics - furosemide, spironolactone
        • Paracentesis - removal of fluid via a needle in the abdomen
        • Portosytemic shunting
      • Management of portal hypertension
    • Liver transplantation - for acute fulminant liver failure or end stage cirrhosis

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