Vol - 25, Issue - 8
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International Medical Journal
Journal ID : IMJ-20-07-2020-542
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Abstract : Hepatic encephalopathy (HE) is a serious complication of liver cirrhosis with a great socioeconomic impact, which impairs the quality of life of patients. Non-absorbable disaccharides and rifaximin are the most commonly used treatments along with the correction of precipitating factors. There are few randomized-controlled trials and many of the current treatment recommendations are based on clinical practice. Rifaximin should start during an episode of HE if there is no clinical improvement after 24-48 hours of non-absorbable disaccharides therapy. Rifaximin as an add-on therapy to lactulose is prudent in recurrent HE in patients who develop a new episode. Rifaximin has proven an effective treatment option for overt HE and in the prevention of recurrence

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