A 30-year-old male asked:
Disclaimer

Does tudca (tauroursodeoxycholic acid) work at lowering liver enzymes and reversing liver damage?

1 doctor answer
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
TUDCA: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid is an ambiphilic bile acid, the taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid . Humans have trace amounts of tudca. Bears contain large amounts of tudca in their bile; tudca has been used in ancient asian pharmacopoeias for its supposed beneficial effects. Udca is produced in several countries for the treatment of gallstones and liver cirrhosis. It is not approved by the fda.
Answered on Jul 30, 2018

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience in Gastroenterology
Which doctors?: Tauroursodeoxycholic acid (TUDCA) is an ambiphilic bile acid that is the taurine conjugate form of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA)--a prescription for som ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
What is the cause?: The treatment will depend on the cause. Liver enzymes can be elevated in a case of acute hepatitis , in hepatitis c ( acute and chronic), in drug over ... Read More
6
6 thanks
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Need to know reason: For the elevated enzymes. Common causes of elevated liver enzymes are alcohol intake, hepatitis virus infection, reaction to medications. The action t ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience in Internal Medicine
Depends: It depends how much high the levels are, in thousands or hundreds ; what is the cause- medication or liver disease? How much is the liver damage? What ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month