TITLE

Bromfenac(Duract)-Associated Hepatic Failure Requiring Liver Transplantation

AUTHOR(S)
Hunter, Ellen B.; Johnston, Philip E.; Tanner, Gordon; Pinson, C. Wright; Awad, Joseph A.
PUB. DATE
August 1999
SOURCE
American Journal of Gastroenterology;Aug1999, Vol. 94 Issue 8, p2299
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Bromfenac sodium (Duract) is a phenylacetic acid-derived nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory agent introduced in the United States in 1997 and withdrawn in 1998. We describe the first case of fulminant hepatic failure associated with this agent treated successfully with liver transplantation. Similarities to hepatotoxicity with related agents is discussed.
ACCESSION #
17831112

 

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