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...

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Hello!

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?????....

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Hi,
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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Brief Answer:
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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