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Hepatic encephalopathy

Other Names for this Disease
  • Encephalopathy, hepatic
  • Hepatoencephalopathy
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Medical Products

The medication(s) listed in the table(s) below have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of this condition. The FDA Office of Orphan Products Development designates "orphan products" for those that treat rare diseases affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans. The table(s) below may not be an exhaustive list of drugs or products used to treat this condition. There may be other products available that are not considered orphan products. To search for all FDA approved drugs, visit Drugs@FDA. You can find orphan products used to treat other conditions by searching the Orphan Drug Product Designation database.

Generic Name Rifaximin
Trade Name
(Manufacturer Name)
(Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
The FDA has approved this product to be used in this manner.
Reduction in the risk of overt hepatic encephalopathy (HE) recurrence in patients greater than or equal to 18 years of age.
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