After 100 extensive resections of a liver for excision of metastasises of a colorectal cancer, the different drugs protecting a liver were used for prophylaxis of a liver failure. MATERIAL AND METHODS Patients were distributed on 2 equivalent groups. Patients of the first group received Ademetionin in a dosage 400 mg 2 times a day within 7 days. Patients of the second group received Remaxol in a dosage 400 ml within 7 days once a day. RESULTS Frequency of cases of an acute liver failure in the first group of patients was 38%, in the second group of patients - 20% (p<0.05). Patients of the second group had milder course of an acute liver failure (by criteria of ISGLS, 2011) in comparison with patients of the first group. Postoperative bed - days in the first group of patients lasted 13 (11-15) days, in the second group of patients - 11 (10-13) days (p<0.05). There was no postoperative lethality.