Drug Induced Liver Disease

Since most medications are metabolized by the liver, it is no surprise that once in a while, the liver becomes damaged as a result. Some medications are known to be toxic in high doses, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) while others rarely cause damage, but occasionally lead to unpredictable reactions (idiosyncratic reaction).

The most important way to prevent medication induced liver injury is to consult your pharmacist before mixing medications and also discuss over the counter herbal remedies and supplements with your doctor or pharmacist before taking them.