Zhongguo Zhong yao za zhi = Zhongguo zhongyao zazhi = China journal of Chinese materia medica

[Real world study of affect on liver function of overdose of salvianolate extract injection].

PMID 24471334


To understand the affect on liver function of using salvianolate injection above the recommended dose. Nationwide, research of hospital information system (HIS) data from 18 general hospitals comprising 14 191 patients was carried out. Two groups of patients were studied and their blood tests monitored before and after injections. One group received the recommended dose of 200 mg, the other exceeded it. To take into account group differences the propensity score method and logstic regression was used alongside liver function. When salvianolate injection was administered above the recommended dose patients were more likely to have abnormal AST and ALT levels. However, the difference between the groups was not statistically significant. According to our data the affect of exceeding the recommended dose of salvianolate injection on liver function is not significant. However, monitoring of liver function should be carried out in clinic.