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General Information on Ursodiol

Generic Name : Ursodiol

Pronunciation : ERR-so-DIE-ole

Latest prescription information about Ursodiol. 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.
Therapeutic Classification : Miscellaneous Gastrointestinal Products

Trade Names/Brand Names of Ursodiol

International- Actigall and Urso.

Why is Ursodiol Prescribed? (Indications)

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

When should Ursodiol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

What is the dosage of Ursodiol?

The recommended dose for adults is 8-10 mg/kg/day split into 2 or 3 doses.

How should Ursodiol be taken?

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

What are the warnings and precautions for Ursodiol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of inflammation of the bile duct, gallbladder pancreas, esophageal bleeding, who are taking other medications, children, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Ursodiol?

   Most Common : Diarrhea, elevated liver enzyme, elevated blood glucose, peptic ulcer, skin rash, decrease in platelets.
   Gastrointestinal : Abdominal discomfort, abdominal pain, constipation, diarrhea, indigestion, nausea, vomiting.
   General : Uneasiness, swelling in th extremities, fever.
   Metabolic : Facial swelling, hives, angioedema and laryngeal edema.
   Musculoskeletal : Muscle pain.
   Central Nervous system : Dizziness, headache.
   Respiratory : Cough.
   Skin : Hair loss, itching, rash.

What are the other precautions for Ursodiol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Ursodiol?

Store at 20C to 25C.

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