Which medications should be used with caution in patients with cirrhosis?

Updated: Jul 30, 2018
  • Author: David C Wolf, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF, FAASLD; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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The institution of any new medical therapy warrants the performance of more frequent liver chemistries; patients with liver disease can ill afford to have drug-induced liver disease superimposed on their condition. Medications associated with drug-induced liver disease include the following:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)

  • Isoniazid

  • Valproic acid

  • Erythromycin

  • Amoxicillin-clavulanate

  • Ketoconazole

  • Chlorpromazine

  • Ezetimibe


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