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Ursodeoxycholic Acid

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Last Updated: November 28, 2019

Ursodeoxycholic acid is a bile acid which is used to treat gallstone problems. Gallstones can result in symptoms like jaundice, pain, inflammation of the pancreas and gallbladder too. The gall bladder creates stones when bile (generally a liquid) hardens. Calcium deposits in the gallbladder can also result in stone formation. This can cause severe pain.

This medication should be taken exactly as directed by your doctor. Your dosage will depend on the severity of your condition. The doctor will generally advise you to take the drug at bed time daily. The drug works best when taken directly after a meal or with a light snack.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.

This medication helps in treating the following problems in the human body:

  • Dissolution Of Cholesterol Rich Gallstones

  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis

  • Cystic Fibrosis

  • Allergy

  • Biliary Tract Disorder

  • Gallbladder Disorder

A patient can suffer from the following side effects:

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The time for which this medicine remains effective in the body is subject to vary depending on the use.
  • What is the onset of action?

    The time taken for this medicine to show it's effect is variable depending on the intended use. The dissolving of gallstone starts to happen after 3-6 months of the administration.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    This medicine should be used by pregnant women only when clearly needed. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Is it habit forming?

    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    This medicine should be used with caution if you are breastfeeding. Consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose then the missed dose can be skipped.
  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with this medicine is suspected.
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  • United States

  • Japan

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This medication suppresses the synthesis and flow of cholesterol and also reduces the fractional reabsorption of cholesterol by the intestine.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Interaction with Lab Test


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Medicine


    This medication interacts with warfarin, Abciximab, Acenocoumarol, Acetaminophen and others.
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