drug-induced hepatitismedical dictionary

<hepatology, pathology> Inflammation and hepatocellular damage of the liver that is caused by a drug.

Some medications may cause inflammation of the liver as a drug side effect or drug toxicity. Drugs that are known to cause hepatitis include acetaminophen, isoniazid, halothane, methyldopa, erythromycin and oral contraceptives.

(27 Sep 1997)