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How can you prevent toxic liver disease?

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  • Only take the drugs you need. Take them only as your doctor instructs.
  • Don’t take supplements that contain herbs that could be toxic to your liver.
  • If you take acetaminophen, don’t drink alcohol.
  • Follow safety rules if you use any chemicals or solvents at work. Avoid or limit your exposure if you can.
  • Lock up any drugs or chemicals in your home so children don’t eat them. They can get liver toxicity too.

SOURCES:

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Liver Damage (Hepatotoxicity).”

MayoClinic.org: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services AIDS Info: “HIV and Hepatotoxicity.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

University of California San Francisco Health: “Toxic Hepatitis,” “Toxic Hepatitis Diagnosis.”

International Journal of Molecular Sciences : “Hepatotoxicity by Drugs: The Most Common Implicated Agents.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 18, 2018

SOURCES:

University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center: “Liver Damage (Hepatotoxicity).”

MayoClinic.org: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services AIDS Info: “HIV and Hepatotoxicity.”

Canadian Liver Foundation: “Toxic Hepatitis.”

University of California San Francisco Health: “Toxic Hepatitis,” “Toxic Hepatitis Diagnosis.”

International Journal of Molecular Sciences : “Hepatotoxicity by Drugs: The Most Common Implicated Agents.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 18, 2018

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