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Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet


Overview

Gen-Urso Tablet side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Rash
  • Hair loss
  • Itching
  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhea

How to use Gen-Urso Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Gen-Urso Tablet works

Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet is a hepatoprotective medication. It works by reducing the amount of cholesterol in the blood and helps dissolve gallbladder stones that are composed mainly of cholesterol. It also improves liver enzymes, protects liver cells from injury caused due to toxic bile acids, and improves liver function.

Gen-Urso Tablet related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
PROBABLY SAFE
Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during pregnancy.
Animal studies have shown low or no adverse effect on the fetus, however, there are limited human studies. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
There is limited information available on the use of Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you miss a dose of Gen-Urso Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Gen-Urso 300 mg Tablet, skip it and continue with your normal schedule. Do not double the dose.

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Interaction with Drugs

Taking Gen-Urso with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Imudrops, Aurosporine, Ecomune
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FAQs

Q. When should I take Gen-Urso?

The suitable timing of taking this medicine might differ depending upon your condition. Your doctor might instruct you to take 2 to 3 doses per day and suggest to take the last dose at bedtime. Gen-Urso should be taken with water and can be taken with food or after food. When prescribed for dissolving gallstones, it is usually suggested to be taken once daily at night. Ideally, it should be taken at a gap of 6 hours, for example at 8 am, 2 pm and 8 pm.

Q. Is Gen-Urso safe?

Gen-Urso is usually considered to be a safe and effective medicine. However, this medicine may have some common side effects, such as diarrhea. If diarrhea occurs, your doctor may reduce the dose and if it persists, your treatment may be discontinued. Additionally, using this medicine as a long term therapy may also affect your liver enzyme levels. To keep a check on this, your doctor will keep monitoring your liver enzyme levels regularly. Despite these minor side effects, this medicine is supposed to be a good alternative to surgery in some patients with gallstones.

Q. How does Gen-Urso help the liver?

Gen-Urso acts on the liver and gets concentrated in the bile secreted from the liver. This, as a result, suppresses the synthesis and secretion of cholesterol by the liver, thereby decreasing the cholesterol levels in bile. This medicine also acts by stopping the intestines from absorbing the bile salts and cholesterol. So, the reduced cholesterol saturation in the bile from the liver leads to gradual dissolving of cholesterol from gallstones, leading to a decrease in size and their eventual dissolution. It also reduces elevated liver enzyme levels by increasing the bile flow through the liver, hence protecting the liver cells.

Q. Does Gen-Urso cause weight gain?

Yes, there is a chance of weight gain with Gen-Urso, but it is not common. The use of Gen-Urso can cause weight gain when prescribed in patients with liver disease associated with chronic stasis of bile in small bile ducts of liver, i.e. when bile cannot flow from the liver to the small intestine. Again, the chance of weight gain varies from person to person depending upon the disease, so consult your doctor if you experience weight gain.

Q. What should I avoid while taking Gen-Urso?

While taking Gen-Urso, avoid taking an antacid preparation or charcoal without consulting your doctor, as they decrease the effectiveness of Gen-Urso. You should also avoid medicines like cholestyramine or colestipol as they affect the effectiveness of Gen-Urso. So, ask your doctor about the time gap that should be maintained between Gen-Urso and these medicines. Also, avoid taking oral contraceptives, estrogenic hormones and blood cholesterol-lowering agents such as clofibrate as they may increase the chances of developing gallstones and act opposite to the Gen-Urso.

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