Which medications are used for the treatment of acute liver failure (ALF)?

Updated: Jun 13, 2019
  • Author: Gagan K Sood, MD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Multiple medications may be necessary in patients with acute liver failure because of the wide variety of complications that may develop from fulminant hepatic failure. Decreased hepatic metabolism and the potential for hepatotoxicity become central issues. In patients with liver failure from Amanita phalloides or acetaminophen toxicity, antidotes that effectively bind or eliminate the relevant toxins are essential.


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