Which medications in the drug class Antibiotics are used in the treatment of Cholestasis?

Updated: Aug 09, 2017
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Antibiotics

Antitubercular agents induce liver enzymes and ameliorate pruritus secondary to cholestasis.

Rifampin (Rimactane, Rifadin)

Inhibits RNA synthesis in bacteria by binding to beta subunit of DNA-dependent RNA polymerase, which, in turn, blocks RNA transcription.


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