This toxicity is the most common cause of acute liver failure and the second most common cause of liver failure requiring transplantation.
This formulation may be used to treat heartburn in patients who cannot swallow tablets or take the commercial product.
Occasional heartburn is usually self-treated with nonprescription antacids or OTC acid blockers.
Management involves blood glucose control, nutritional support, and prokinetic and antiemetic use.
Malabsorption of medications caused by surgical GI-tract changes is a potential problem.