Hepatic effects of acetaminophen: Enhanced toxicity in alcoholics

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

45 Scopus citations


Alcoholic patients run an increased risk of developing hepatotoxicity from doses of acetaminophen within or only moderately above the recommended usual therapeutic doses. In this review I examine the scientific evidence and clinical observations that indicate such a heightened susceptibility of the alcoholic to acetaminophen-induced injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)180-185
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1987


  • Acetaminophen
  • Alcoholism
  • Hepatotoxicity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


Dive into the research topics of 'Hepatic effects of acetaminophen: Enhanced toxicity in alcoholics'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this