Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE)
Hepatic Encephalopathy (HE) is a condition that causes temporary worsening of brain function in people with advanced liver disease. In fact, approximately 30 million people in the United States have some form of liver disease. When your liver is damaged it can no longer remove toxic substances from your blood. These toxins build up and can travel through your body until they reach your brain, causing mental and physical symptoms of HE.
Approximately 70% of individuals with cirrhosis may develop symptoms of Hepatic Encephalopathy. In some cases, Hepatic Encephalopathy is a short-term problem that can be corrected. It may also occur as part of a chronic problem from liver disease that gets worse over time.
Supporting Patients with HE
LeMed Pharmacy has extensive experience providing support services for patients with liver disease. We will work closely with your healthcare provider to ensure that you are on the right medication to meet your needs. Some medications can be costly, but we will work with your insurance company to obtain prior authorizations (if applicable) to have them covered under your benefit plan, and/or work with you to connect you to support groups and financial assistance programs as needed.
LeMed Specialty Pharmacy is committed to helping remove all barriers to your treatment. Our team, including our Clinically trained Pharmacists are available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. To best support you, we offer free blister packing to promote adherence, refill reminder calls from our team of Patient Care Coordinators, financial assistance, and free delivery service.