What is Cirrhosis?

Cirrhosis is the last stage of liver disease in which there is liver scarring and bad liver function. Symptoms include, but are not limited to, confusion, impotence, nausea, blood in stools or vomit, weight loss, weakness, and jaundice.

Treatment for cirrhosis includes liver transplant, abstaining from alcohol, and taking medication. Common drug classes used to treat cirrhosis are aldosterone antagonists, bile acids, loop diuretics, potassium-sparing diuretics, thiazide diuretics, and thiazide-like diuretics.

Savings Tips for Cirrhosis

  • How Can I Reverse Fatty Liver Disease?

    September 06, 2016

    Fatty liver disease is now the most common cause of abnormal liver blood tests in the United States. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, or NAFLD, is often discovered during a visit to your doctor, with the news that your “liver function blood tests” are abnormal. After being told your AST and ALT blood tests are abnormal you may have a liver ultrasound to confirm fatty liver changes.

    NAFLD can lead to cirrhosis—chronic liver damage, that can lead to liver failure—so here are 10 ways to reverse fatty liver. See More

  • Recall: Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ) Capsules

    November 10, 2015

    Generic manufacturer American Health Packaging has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of hydrochlorothiazide, a diuretic (sometimes known as a “water pill”) used to treat water retention or high blood pressure.

    This is a class II recall, the most common type of recall, which means that there is a situation where use of the recalled medication may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences, but the likelihood of serious adverse effects is small. See More

  • Seven Uses for Spironolactone: Skin, Hair, and Heart

    April 07, 2015

    For a really cheap and safe medication, spironolactone has many uses. From heart health to hair growth this potassium-sparing diuretic is safe and effective.

    How does spironolactone work for so many conditions? When it comes to the heart, lowering blood pressure, and helping relieve edema, spironolactone works by competing with aldosterone for receptor sites in the kidneys—which increases sodium and water removal while conserving potassium. See More

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Popular Cirrhosis Drugs

Popularity Drug Name Drug Class Price
Thiazide Diuretics 7 See Prices
Loop Diuretics 4 See Prices
Aldosterone Antagonists 8 See Prices
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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

Cirrhosis Drug Classes

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