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    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol

    Information about Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol

    Ursodeoxycholic acid / ursodiol uses

    Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol is used for 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 gall bladder stones that are composed mainly of cholesterol. It also improves liver enzymes, protects liver cells from injury due to toxic bile acids, and improves liver function.

    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

    • Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.
    • Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol helps the liver perform its normal function.
    • It should preferably be taken after meals. One of the doses should always be taken after your evening meal.
    • Do not take antacids that contain aluminum while you are taking Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol as this decreases the amount of Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol absorbed by your body.
    • Do not take Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.

    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?

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

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

    Yes, Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol is effective for the treatment of gallstones.

    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 23 November, 2018, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)