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What dosages is ursodiol available in?

What dosages is ursodiol available in?

ursodiol is available as a 300 mg capsule.

What is ursodiol used for?

What is ursodiol used for?

ursodiol is a bile acid that is used to dissolve gallstones, prevent gallstones, and treat primary biliary cirrhosis.

How does ursodiol work?

How does ursodiol work?

ursodiol is a bile acid that prevents and helps dissolve certain gallstones. It works to lower the cholesterol content of bile and bile stones by reducing the production and secretion of cholesterol from the liver and the reabsorption of cholesterol by the intestines. It also keeps bile flow moving and maintains liver function in people who have a certain type of liver disease called primary biliary cirrhosis.

How do I take ursodiol?

How do I take ursodiol?

ursodiol is typically taken by mouth 2 to 4 times daily depending on the condition being treated.

Is it safe for me to take ursodiol?

Is it safe for me to take ursodiol?

ursodiol is a safe and effective treatment when used for FDA licensed indications. However, like all medications, they may give you unwanted side effects. You should always discuss potential side effects with your physician to ensure the medication is suitable and right for you.

ursodiol Common Side Effects

ursodiol Common Side Effects

Common side effects of ursodiol include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Upset stomach
  • Stomach pain
  • Nausea
ursodiol Serious Side Effects

ursodiol Serious Side Effects

Serious side effects are rare with ursodiol. Contact your healthcare provider immediately if you experience any of the following such as severe allergic reactions (hives, difficulty breathing, swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat); jaundice (yellowing of the skin or white part of the eyes); dark urine; clay-colored stools or severe abdominal pain.

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ursodiol

Effects of other drugs, drug classes and over-the-counter products on ursodiol

The following medications may interact with ursodiol:

  • bile acid sequestering agents such as cholestyramine and colestipol
  • aluminum-based antacids
  • estrogens
  • oral contraceptives
  • clofibrate
Who makes ursodiol?

Who makes ursodiol?

Various FDA-approved generic manufacturers

Is ursodiol safe in pregnancy?

Is ursodiol safe in pregnancy?

It is not known if ursodiol will harm your unborn baby. However, the drug is not recommended for use during pregnancy.


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