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Antibiotics and blood vessel thinning medication should be given within four hours of suspected bleeds from your veins

Some patients with alcohol related liver disease may experience rupturing of veins and bleeding due to increased blood pressure. Antibiotics should be given to reduce the risk of infection due to the bacteria in your gut entering your bloodstream, Terlipressin should be given to reduce the size of any enlarged veins, helping minimise the risk of further bleeding.

 

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