Sometimes we are prescribed drugs to combat certain health problems. If, on the other hand, they are non-prescription drugs, sometimes we decide to take them to get rid of some annoying symptoms.
However, it is always good to remember that we are not doctors and it is not certain that we are taking the right medicines. Furthermore, even if they are the correct ones, maybe we get the dosages wrong and create further problems.
Today we see some drugs that can give us even very serious side effects, and which therefore must be taken sparingly. Be careful not to abuse these drugs which can severely damage the liver.
Let’s learn about hepatotoxic drugs today. These are drugs that, although they can have positive effects on health, in large quantities, can cause liver problems. According to one Icelandic study, more than half of the drugs on the market may be to some extent hepatotoxic. In fact, it was observed that about 53% of the medicines considered had negative effects on the liver.
Reactions to these drugs can be of two types: the first relates more closely to the dose taken. Drugs such as acetaminophen, for example, are easy for the liver to metabolize when doses are modest. When, however, the amount taken is large, they can cause severe damage to the liver cells. So, if we have a fever and are taking acetaminophen to get rid of it, read the package leaflets or go to the doctor and never overdo it.
A second harmful reaction is less linked to the dose, but more to a rejection of the body towards particular active ingredients. These are very rare reactions and can cause hepatitis.
Be careful not to abuse these drugs which can severely damage the liver
Among the drugs that put the liver most at risk are immunosuppressants, antidepressants, antibiotics, steroids and some antifungals.
In short, the risks are substantial and it is essential to follow the doctor’s instructions to the letter and not to overdo the doses.
Recall that those with liver problems should also avoid taking these foods.
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