What Is Hepatotoxicity?

Q:
What is hepatotoxicity?

A:
Hepatotoxicity is the medical term for chemical-driven liver damage. Drug-induced liver injury is a cause of acute and chronic liver disease.

The main causes for hepatotoxicity include exposure to poisons, or harmful agents, abdominal and digestive diseases, etc. People with previous liver problems are at a higher risk of developing hepatotoxicity.

Based on different extents of exposure and different degrees of the total damage or injury in the liver, the symptoms are different too.

You can take certain medications to treat hepatotoxicity like Dacarbazine, DTIC-Dome, Sandimmune, Consupren and Sandimmun Neoral, but you need to seek suggestions from doctors about the doses of every drug you take.

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