Ursodeoxycholic Acid - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions


Information about Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Generic Name : Ursodeoxycholic Acid
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Ursodeoxycholic Acid are provided here.

Understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ursodeoxycholic Acid

India :

International :

Destolit, Urdox, Ursofalk, Ursogal

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 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.