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Monitoring Patient for Evidence of Isoniazid Hepatotoxicity

Purpose:

To monitor a patient who is taking isoniazid (INH) for evidence of possible hepatitis.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

dosage adjustments, adverse effects

ICD-10:

T36.8

Description:

A patient receiving isoniazid should be monitored for evidence of hepatotoxicity. Prompt discontinuation of the drug can reduce the risk of serious liver damage.

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