Does propranolol precipitate hepatic encephalopathy?

Russell H. Wiesner

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A 52-year-old woman with primary biliary cirrhosis who had never had hepatic coma developed it while taking propranolol. The coma receded when the propranolol was stopped and 2 days later gastrointestinal bleeding did not precipitate hepatic coma. This raises the question whether propranolol and other beta blockers lead to hepatic encephalopathy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)74-76
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of clinical gastroenterology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology


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