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Severe jaundice following treatment with ezetimibe.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18467918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Ezetimibe is a cholesterol-lowering agent that modulates intestinal absorption of sterols. It is well tolerated but hepatic toxicity has been reported when ezetimibe is used in conjunction with a statin medication. In this case report, we report severe isolated hyperbilirubinaemia occurring in a patient with occult cirrhosis, probably owing to nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, who was treated with ezetimibe alone. The adverse event started after ezetimibe therapy was initiated and resolved when the drug was stopped. We propose a mechanism for this reaction and believe that liver function should be monitored in patients with abnormal liver tests who are treated with ezetimibe, even if they are not on concomitant treatment with a statin.
Stephen R Ritchie; David W Orr; Peter N Black
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0954-691X     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Publication Date:  2008 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-05-09     Completed Date:  2009-02-09     Revised Date:  2009-10-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9000874     Medline TA:  Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  572-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, University of Auckland, New Zealand.
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MeSH Terms
Anticholesteremic Agents / adverse effects*
Azetidines / adverse effects*
Fatty Liver / complications
Hyperbilirubinemia / complications
Jaundice / chemically induced*,  etiology
Middle Aged
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anticholesteremic Agents; 0/Azetidines; 163222-33-1/ezetimibe

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