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Liver disease

Also known as Liver Disease, Disease Of Liver, Hepatic Disease, Hepatic Disorder, Hepatocellular Disease, and Hepatopathy

Liver disease (also called hepatic disease) is a type of damage to or disease of the liver.

Source: Wikipedia

What are the symptoms?

Within all the people who go to their doctor with liver disease, 53% report having sharp abdominal pain, 38% report having jaundice, and 30% report having upper abdominal pain. The symptoms that are highly suggestive of liver disease are jaundice and unusual color or odor to urine, although you may still have liver disease without those symptoms.


What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with liver disease often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, radiographic imaging procedure, glucose measurement, electrolytes panel, kidney function tests, urinalysis and intravenous fluid replacement .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with liver disease include spironolactone, lactulose, ursodiol (urso), nadolol, tacrolimus (prograf), ritonavir (norvir), lamivudine, atazanavir (reyataz), kaletra, stavudine (zerit), pancreatin, zidovudine and abacavir .

Spironolactone
$11
(28 days)
Lactulose
$24
(21 days)
Ursodiol (Urso)

Nadolol
$13
(28 days)
Tacrolimus (Prograf)
$376
(28 days)
Ritonavir (Norvir)
$345
(28 days)
Lamivudine
$292
(28 days)
Atazanavir (Reyataz)
$880
(28 days)
Kaletra
$693
(28 days)
Stavudine (Zerit)
$138
(28 days)
Pancreatin

Zidovudine
$62
(28 days)
Abacavir
$489
(28 days)

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for liver disease include race/ethnicity = other, age 60-74 years, age 45-59 years and age < 1 years.

Age

< 1 years
2.3x
1-4 years
0.5x
5-14 years
0.6x
15-29 years
0.4x
30-44 years
0.6x
45-59 years
1.7x
60-74 years
1.5x
75+ years
0.8x

Sex

Male
1.2x
Female
0.9x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.8x
Hispanic
1.2x
White
1.0x
Other
1.7x
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