Drug-Induced Fatty Liver

Shareefa A. AlGhamdi


Drug-induced fatty liver disease is defined as the accumulation of fat in the liver due to exposure to some drugs. This condition is called non-‎alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). Fatty liver can be progressed to inflammation called non-alcoholic steatohepatitis or NASH, which can be progressed into fibrosis and eventually liver failure. This condition is frequently associated with long-term intake of the potentially harmful drug.  ‎Differents mechanisms have been postulated to illustrate how these drugs could induce fatty liver. Due to current lifestyle, the fatty liver rate is increasing, however, some drugs can induce this condition even in non-obese persons. This ‎review focuses on drug-induced fatty liver and the possible role for some antioxidants in reversing this condition‎‎.