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    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol

    Information about Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol

    Ursodeoxycholic acid / ursodiol uses

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol is used in the treatment and prevention of gallbladder stones.

    How ursodeoxycholic acid / ursodiol works

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol works by lowering the amount of cholesterol your liver makes and absorbs.

    Common side effects of ursodeoxycholic acid / ursodiol

    Nausea, Rash, Hair loss, Itching, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea

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    Expert advice for Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol

    • Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol should be taken preferably after meals.
    • Do not take antacids that contain aluminum while you are taking the Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol. This is because antacids decrease the amount of Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol absorbed by the body.
    • Notify your doctor if you are breast-feeding.

    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 Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol safe?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol is generally well tolerated and safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your physician/ doctor.

    Q. How does Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol work for primary biliary cirrhosis?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol works for primary biliary cirrhosis by decreasing the production of cholesterol and by dissolving the cholesterol in bile so that it does not form stones.

    Q. Does Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol cause weight gain/ weight loss?

    No effect of Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol has been mentioned on the weight. Please consult your physician/ doctor in case you experience weight gain or weight loss while taking this drug.

    Q. How does Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol works for primary biliary cirrhosis/obstructive cholestasis?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol works by decreasing the production of cholesterol and by dissolving the cholesterol in bile so that it cannot form stones.

    Q. Is Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol effective for the treatment of gall stones?

    Yes, Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol is effective for the treatment of radiolucent gallstones made of cholesterol in a functioning gallbladder.

    Q. What is Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol used for?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol is used for dissolving radiolucent gallstones made of cholesterol in a functioning gallbladder and for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis.

    Q. How does Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol work in obstetric cholestasis?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol helps in improving pruritus and liver function in women with obstetric cholestasis. Always consult your physician before taking Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol as there is limited data available on the use of Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol during pregnancy. This must not be used during pregnancy unless clearly indicated.

    Q. What does Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol do?

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol decreases the production of cholesterol and dissolves the cholesterol in bile so that it does not form gallstones.

    Q. Is Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol a steroid?

    No, Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol is not a steroid.

    Content on this page was last updated on 30 April, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)