Ibuprofen-induced hepatotoxicity in patients with chronic hepatitis C: A case series

Thomas R. Riley, Jill P. Smith

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Hepatitis C is a common chronic infection. Nonsteroidal anti- inflammatory drugs are commonly ingested both over-the-counter and by prescription. This case report describes three cases where ibuprofen use leads to a marked rise in hepatic transaminases with one case repeating on rechallenge. These eases support the recommendation of acetaminophen over nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drug use in patients with chronic hepatitis C.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1563-1565
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Gastroenterology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 1 1998


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

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