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Dr. Anne Larson
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Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Overview)

Ursodeoxycholic acid is a gastroenterology drug.


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What is ursodeoxycholic acid?

What is ursodeoxycholic acid?

It is a bile acid: Primary bile acids are made in the liver and stored within the gall bladder. Urso is a secondary bile acid. It can be made by intestinal bacteria which process the primary bile acids. It is used for dissolving gallstones and for treating a disorder called primary biliary cirrhosis. Sometimes it may be used for other bile duct diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Anne Larson
25 doctors shared insights

Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Overview)

Ursodeoxycholic acid is a gastroenterology drug.


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How long does it take ursodeoxycholic acid to work when you have pregnancy cholestasis?

How long does it take ursodeoxycholic acid to work when you have pregnancy cholestasis?

Few days: Ursodiol is an effective treatment for the pruritis associated with cholestasis of pregnancy. Generally, the pruritis associated with cholestasis will begin to improve within 3-7 days after starting the ursodiol therapy. Once the pregnancy ends the pruritis usually abates and no further therapy with ursodiol is needed. ...Read more

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Ursodeoxycholic acid== any side effects?

Ursodeoxycholic acid== any side effects?

Very few ...: Ursodeoxycholic acid (urso) generally has very few side effects. It can cause stomach upset or diarrhea. ...Read more

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I am ill from long periods of time. I have ALT problem. Now at this time I am taking ursodeoxycholic acid and silymarin but my health does not improv?

ALT problem: It is not clear from your question, but I suppose you have problem with liver and hepatitis. If yes, you need exact diagnosis and specific treatment by a liver specialist (hematologist) ...Read more

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I m 35 year male my liver size 22 CM is it dengrous for me dr give me half tab of ursodeoxycholic acid tab BP three time in the day is this correct medicine?

I m 35 year male my liver size 22 CM is it dengrous for me  dr give me half tab of ursodeoxycholic acid tab BP three time in the day is this correct medicine?

? Fatty liver: I assume your enlarged liver is due to what is called Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, and that is the reason probably ursodeoxycholic acid prescribed. More recent data suggest that this medicine has little or no impact in improving liver fat and inflammation. However, it has very few side-effects. If you do have fatty liver causing enlarged liver, the best treatment is diet and exercise. ...Read more

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Whats ursodeoxycholic acid?

It is a bile acid: Primary bile acids are made in the liver and stored within the gall bladder. Urso is a secondary bile acid. It can be made by intestinal bacteria which process the primary bile acids. It is used for dissolving gallstones and for treating a disorder called primary biliary cirrhosis. Sometimes it may be used for other bile duct diseases. ...Read more

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What is ursodeoxycholic acid?

It is a bile acid: Primary bile acids are made in the liver and stored within the gall bladder. Urso is a secondary bile acid. It can be made by intestinal bacteria which process the primary bile acids. It is used for dissolving gallstones and for treating a disorder called primary biliary cirrhosis. Sometimes it may be used for other bile duct diseases. ...Read more

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How can you explain ursodeoxycholic acid?

It is a bile acid: Primary bile acids are made in the liver and stored within the gall bladder. Urso is a secondary bile acid. It can be made by intestinal bacteria which process the primary bile acids. It is used for dissolving gallstones and for treating a disorder called primary biliary cirrhosis. Sometimes it may be used for other bile duct diseases. ...Read more

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Can u take ursodeoxycholic acid with duloxetene?

Yes: There are no reported interactions between these medications. ...Read more