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General Information on Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Generic Name : Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Latest prescription information about Ursodeoxycholic Acid. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.

Other Name(s) of Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Ursodesoxycholic Acid

Why is Ursodeoxycholic Acid Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a biliary agent, prescribed for gallstones. It helps to dissolve the stone by reducing the amount of cholesterol released by liver into bile.

When should Ursodeoxycholic Acid not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with chronic liver disease, and hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ursodeoxycholic Acid?

PO - Dissolution of cholesterol-rich gallstones - the recommended dose is 6-12 mg/kg/day as a single dose at bedtime.

How should Ursodeoxycholic Acid be taken?

It comes as a capsule to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Ursodeoxycholic Acid?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of liver, gallbladder, pancreas, or bile duct disorders, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Ursodeoxycholic Acid?

Diarrhea, constipation, stomach upset, indigestion, dizziness, vomiting, cough, sore throat, runny nose, back pain, muscle and joint pain, hair loss.

What are the other precautions for Ursodeoxycholic Acid?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ursodeoxycholic Acid?

Store the medication as directed by your physician.

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Can a patient of any liver disease take this medicine? Doe it cause itching of the body?

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