Ascites Medications

Definition of Ascites:

An excess of fluid in the peritoneal cavity (membrane lining of the abdomen). This is typically caused by liver disease.

Disorders that may be associated with ascites include:

  • cirrhosis
  • hepatitis
  • portal vein thrombosis (clots in the veins of the liver)
  • constrictive pericarditis
  • congestive heart failure
  • liver cancer
  • protein losing enteropathy
  • nephrotic syndrome
  • pancreatitis

Drugs associated with Ascites

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of Ascites. This service should be used as a supplement to, and NOT a substitute for, the expertise, skill, knowledge and judgment of healthcare practitioners.

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