Hepatic effects of acetaminophen: Enhanced toxicity in alcoholics

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Abstract

Alcoholic patients run an increased risk of developing hepatotoxicity from doses of acetaminophen within or only moderately above the recommended usual therapeutic doses. In this review I examine the scientific evidence and clinical observations that indicate such a heightened susceptibility of the alcoholic to acetaminophen-induced injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1987

Keywords

  • Acetaminophen
  • Alcoholism
  • Hepatotoxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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