Hepatic encephalopathy

What is Hepatic encephalopathy?

Hepatic encephalopathy (also known as portosystemic encephalopathy) is the occurrence of confusion, altered level of consciousness, and coma as a result of liver failure. In the advanced stages it is called hepatic coma or coma hepaticum. It may ultimately lead to death.

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One week ago my father was prescribed lactulose (30ml, twice per day) for hepatic encephalopathy, he was first diagnosed with cirossis two...

doctor1 MD


Thanks for posting your query.
Yes, rifaximin will be more effective.

For hepatic encephalopathy with cirrhosis syrup lactulose does help....

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respected doctor, i need a very urgent answer about "hepatic encelopalpathy". its main causes, its adverse effects,and its cure, remedy etc?????....

doctor1 MD

Thanks for your query.
Hepatic encephalopathy is the occurrence of brain dysfunctions as a result of liver failure
It is caused by accumulation...

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Hi I have auto immune hepatitis, near end stage, can I take diazepam and amytriptalyn think you call it by another name and in what doseage can I...

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Should not take both medicines

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Dear Emerald,

Thanks for contacting Healthcare Magic.

You have near end stage...

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