Hepatotoxicity of thiazolidinediones.

@article{Isley2003HepatotoxicityOT,
  title={Hepatotoxicity of thiazolidinediones.},
  author={William Luther Isley},
  journal={Expert opinion on drug safety},
  year={2003},
  volume={2 6},
  pages={581-6}
}
Thiazolidinediones are insulin sensitisers now widely used for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes mellitus. The initial marketed drug in this class, troglitazone, was removed from the market worldwide after approximately 3 years of use due to rare but severe hepatotoxicity, which sometimes resulted in liver failure leading to the need for liver transplantation, or even death. The unpredictability of such liver toxicity made the use of troglitazone highly problematic. Fortunately, the two newer… CONTINUE READING
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