Liver injury due to verapamil

J. M. Burgunder, D. R. Abernethy, B. H. Lauterburg

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A 56-year-old female patient on verapamil for hypertension experienced two episodes of jaundice, pruritus and upper abdominal pain with transaminase elevated up to six-fold and alkaline phosphatase up to four-fold when inadvertently re-challenged with the drug. Liver biopsy showed marked cholestasis. Verapamil can occasionally cause mixed cytotoxic-cholestatic liver injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-170
Number of pages2
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology


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