New Clinical Guidance Posted: Monitoring of Liver Function Tests in Patients Receiving Naltrexone or Extended-Release Naltrexone

Monitoring of Liver Function Tests in Patients Receiving Naltrexone or Extended-Release Naltrexone

Topic: Monitoring of Liver Function Tests in Patients Receiving Naltrexone or Extended-Release Naltrexone

Original Author: 10/14/14 (Sandra A. Springer, M.D.)

Clinical Questions:

  1. How should I monitor liver function tests in patients who are receiving naltrexone or extended-release naltrexone for their treatment of opioid and or alcohol use disorders?
  2. What should I do if a patient receiving naltrexone does develop evidence of a severe elevation of liver function tests or acute hepatitis?

 

 

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