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How can antidotes help with treating fulminant hepatitis?

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Treatment for sudden liver failure depends on the cause. It may include:

Antidotes. This is a type of medicine used to counteract the effect of poison. If your liver suddenly starts to fail from an overdose of acetaminophen, your doctor may give you an antidote called N-acetylcysteine to stop the effects. This medicine may also help treat other causes of acute liver failure.

Other antidotes can help reverse the effects of mushroom poisoning and help reduce liver damage.

From: What Is Fulminant Hepatitis? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation : “Fulminant hepatic failure: etiology and indications for liver transplantation.”

UpToDate: “Acute liver failure in adults: Etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis” and “Some drugs, herbal products, and toxins associated with acute liver failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Liver Failure.”

University of California San Francisco Department of Surgery: “Acute Liver Failure (ALF).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Acute Liver Failure.”

CDC: “Travelers’ Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 13, 2018

SOURCES:

Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation : “Fulminant hepatic failure: etiology and indications for liver transplantation.”

UpToDate: “Acute liver failure in adults: Etiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis” and “Some drugs, herbal products, and toxins associated with acute liver failure.”

Mayo Clinic: “Acute Liver Failure.”

University of California San Francisco Department of Surgery: “Acute Liver Failure (ALF).”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Acute Liver Failure.”

CDC: “Travelers’ Health.”

Reviewed by Laura J. Martin on February 13, 2018

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