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Drug-Induced Liver Injury Treatment Information
There is no diagnostic test available to determine which medicine or supplement is causing your liver damage. Our experience in treating and researching these conditions enables us to deliver expert diagnoses. We reduce the anxiety that comes with not knowing the cause of your condition. We offer the newest treatments to stop liver damage and restore your liver function.
- Diagnosis. We test your blood, liver function and liver tissue to determine the extent of liver damage. Your physician may conduct diagnostic tests that include:
- Blood tests
- Liver function tests
- Liver biopsy
- Agent identification. We take a complete history and study all medicines and supplements you have used in the past three to six months to better determine the cause of your condition. We study your medicines and research if contaminants are present and if doses are accurately printed on the label. We use the National Institutes of Health LiverTox online database to make the best diagnosis.
- Medicine cessation. Once your physician determines the cause of your symptoms, you stop taking that medicine or supplement if you still are using it. There are no approved treatments for drug-induced liver injury. Management of your condition is directly related to no longer taking the medicine.
- Recovery. When your liver is no longer exposed to the medicine or supplement that caused the injury, it begins to recover. Some conditions, such as steroids for muscle enhancement, take longer than others to resolve.
- Research. Our participation in National Institutes of Health research studies includes a multicenter study of the causes and outcomes of drug-induced liver injury. We also are part of the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN), which is dedicated to creating new diagnostic tools and treatments for drug hepatotoxicity.
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Drug-Induced Liver Injury Support Services
Learn more about drug-induced liver injury treatments at these websites:
A Sampling of Drug-Induced Liver Injury Support Services
The National Institutes of Health started this website as a reference tool and place to collect data about medicines and supplements that cause liver damage. LiverTox explains the injury caused by specific drugs, how long it takes for damage to appear and the outcomes.
Drug Induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN)
Created by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, this network collects and analyzes liver injury cases caused by prescription, over-the-counter, nutritional and herbal supplements with a goal of creating better diagnostic tools, prevention strategies and treatments.
Food and Drug Administration
This federal agency provides information about medicines that may damage your liver.
American College of Gastroenterology
This national organization’s website offers information about many liver conditions, including drug-induced liver injury.
Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition
This coalition, made up of leading healthcare providers and consumer organizations, educates on how to use medicines containing acetaminophen appropriately in order to avoid unintentional acetaminophen overdose.