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    Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol

    Information about Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol

    Ursodeoxycholic acid/ursodiol uses

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol is used in the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis and gallbladder stones.

    How ursodeoxycholic acid/ursodiol works

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol 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.

    Common side effects of ursodeoxycholic acid/ursodiol

    Nausea, Rash, Hair loss, Itching, Abdominal pain, Diarrhea
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    Written By
    Dr. Betina Chandolia
    Writing in Sciences, PGCCL
    Reviewed By
    Dr. Ashish Ranjan
    MBA (General management), MD (Clinical Pharmacology)
    Last updated on:
    15 May 2019 | 11:21 AM (IST)
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    Frequently asked questions for Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol

    Q. What is Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol is a bile acid, a chemical substance present naturally in the body and it helps to control the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It is used to dissolve gallstones in a functioning gallbladder.

    Q. Is it safe to use Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol for long term?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol should be used as long as prescribed by your doctor. Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol is usually considered to be safe when taken in the recommended dose and duration.

    Q. Does Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol cause weight gain?

    No, the use of Ursodeoxycholic Acid/Ursodiol does not cause weight gain or weight loss. However, please consult your doctor in case you experience weight gain or weight loss while taking this drug.

    Content on this page was last updated on 15 May, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)