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Dr. Anne Larson
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Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Definition)

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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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What's 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

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Were can I get ursodeoxycholic acid to flush out gallstones?

Were can I get ursodeoxycholic acid to flush out gallstones?

Any pharmacy: Ursodiol is a prescription medication available through any pharmacy. However, I would caution its use for treating gallbladder disease. It doesn't "flush" stones--it can dissolve small gallstones, but the stones will only return soon after the medicine is stopped. Gallbladder removal--cholecystectomy--remains the gold standard for treating gallbladder disease. ...Read more

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I have gallastones diagnosed after ultrasonography, having 4 to 6 mm in size, can they disolve or flush by taking ursodeoxycholic acid. Cbd size is 5.2 mm.?

I have gallastones diagnosed after ultrasonography, having 4 to 6 mm in size, can they disolve or flush by taking ursodeoxycholic acid. Cbd size is 5.2 mm.?

How many: 1 or 2 is realistic but for alot to pass or dissolve is asking more of the medication than can usually occur. Of you have lots of gallstones then the gallbladder may not have been working well to start with and may continue to cause issues and more stones. I hope this finds you well. ...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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What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

What to know before using ursofalk (ursodeoxycholic acid) to treat gallstones?

Oral dissolution: For gallstones is not very successful in general. This medication is only effective for gallstones with specific composition and size. It can cause liver damage. It also takes a long time for stones to dissolve. And they can re-form even after complete dissolution. For these reasons, preferred treatment for symptomatic gallstones is surgical cholecystectomy. ...Read more

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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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Could you tell me how long it takes ursodeoxycholic acid to work when you have obstetric cholestasis?

Could you tell me how long it takes ursodeoxycholic acid to work when you have obstetric cholestasis?

3 weeks: If you take 1gr. A day, usually start working after 3 weeks, improving pruritus, bilirubin and enzymes. Right indication and close follow up necessary. No indicated in the severe acute cholecystitis/cholelithiasis event were surgery may be indicated in the emergency setting. Consult high risk OB and possibly gen surgeon and even anesthesiologist. ...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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How long does it take ursodeoxycholic acid to work when you have cholestasis of pregnancy?

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

Not long.: Ursodiol can pretty quickly decrease the bile acid levels in cases of intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy, however the pruritius may continue until Hydroxyzine is taken. ...Read more

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On ursodeoxycholic acid, transaminases chronically fluctuating elevated ALT 50-200 AST 40-80.ALP 90-107. MRCP normal, fibroscan normal, what could it be?

Difficult question: Why the ursodiol? If for blood cholesterol, there may be better options (I don't see CF or PBC on your history). Sounds like you're getting a work up for the elevated enzymes. Consider a virtual consult with GI specialist for a thorough review of lab and imaging results. ...Read more

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I am diabetic for 5 years. I take only Insulin. Doctor prescribed my Ursodeoxycolic Acid 150 mg tablet twice daily for high SGPT (156). Does it work?

I am diabetic for 5 years. I take only Insulin. Doctor prescribed my Ursodeoxycolic Acid 150 mg tablet twice daily for high SGPT (156). Does it work?

Need to clarify: We don't treat lab values. What diagnosis were you given? Do you have primary biliary cirrhosis proved by serology or biopsy? Is this a way of treating NASH -- evidence is so-so. Have hepatitis B and C, hemochromatosis, alcohol, autoimmunity, and medication allergy been ruled out? ...Read more

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Liver diagnosis 60 f -ast302/alt438 ANA pos. Us neg liver biopsy 1st dr diagnosis pri biliary cirrhosis. 2nd dr autoimmune hep. Diangosis ursodiol 5wk retest. Do you agree?

Liver diagnosis 60 f -ast302/alt438 ANA pos. Us neg liver biopsy 1st dr diagnosis pri biliary cirrhosis. 2nd dr autoimmune hep. Diangosis ursodiol 5wk retest. Do you agree?

Yes, need follow up: You have a combination of primary biliary cirrhosis (pbc) and autoimmune hepatitis (aih). The treatments are different, ursodeoxycholic acid is used to treat pbc, but may not bring down the ast/alt elevation associated with aih. If the urso does not bring down the ast/alt, you may need additional medications, such as steroids or azathioprine, to control the aih. ...Read more

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Uloric medication does it lower uric acid levels?

Uloric medication does it lower uric acid levels?

Yes: Uloric is a prescription medicine called a xanthine oxidase inhibitor that reduces the production of uric acid in your body. Uric acid buildup can lead to gout or kidney stones.

Uloric is used to treat high blood concentrations of uric acid in patients with gout.

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Is it safe to mix adderal and anti-acid medication?

Is it safe to mix adderal and anti-acid medication?

Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine): Safe, but antacids interfere with absorption & can lower efficacy of adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) as well as food. That is why it is recommended that Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) be taken on empty stomach. ...Read more

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Why would your medication says to stay away from anti acids?

Why would your medication says to stay away from anti acids?

Affects absorption: Antacids often affect the absorption of other medications so they don't work as well. ...Read more

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What happens if I'm on acid reflux medication can I still smoke weed?

What happens if I'm on acid reflux medication can I still smoke weed?

It may make it worse: Tobacco smoke causes relaxation of the lower esophageal sphincter, and marijuana smoke, though not as potent at doing this, may also lower the pressure and increase the likelihood and severity of reflux. ...Read more

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My 7 month baby has acid reflux; what can help his pain without giving medication?

My 7 month baby has acid reflux; what can help his pain without giving medication?

Alter feeds: Some reflux kids will improve with smaller, more frequent feedings & elevation of the head for at least a half hour after feeds. Thickening the feeds (cereal) also sometimes helps. Decades ago we suspended some of the worst on a wedge of foam in a parachute like harness that kept their head up. If all else fails u may get tired of baby crying about the heartburn & try the med. ...Read more

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My Uric acid level is 8. I also have psoriasis. How can I control it without medication?

My Uric acid level is 8. I also have psoriasis. How can I control it without medication?

Uris acid: elevation may, in fact, be due to your skln problem!
Control the skin and the uric acid may normalize!!!


To control Psoriasis without medication often sunlight will help....and light therapy is also used


Suggest you consult with a Board Certified Dermatologist!!!

Hope this helps
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My husband, 34 have 243 cholesterol and bp 100/120 and 8.0 uric acid. How to do normal everything? Any diet help? Any medication or exercise? Thanks

My husband, 34 have 243 cholesterol and bp 100/120 and 8.0 uric acid. How to do normal everything? Any diet help? Any medication or exercise? Thanks

Cholesterol issue: Cholesterol is only one factor is coronary risk and it's mostly genetic. Exercise will help more than food choices. BP and Uric acid do not concern me. The decision about adding a statin or niacin is up to him and his physicians. Best wishes ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: folic acid?

Please describe the medication: folic acid?

Daily vitamin: Folic acid, AKA folate (folic acid) (vit B9), is recommended for all women wanting to get pregnant -- 0.4mg (400mcg) daily, which is important for preventing birth defects like spina bifida. Women w/ a hx these disorders should take 10x that amt daily -- 4mg (4000mcg) through the 3rd month of pregnancy. It won't affect fertility, chances of conception/twins, or periods. Can help with anemia. ...Read more

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What medications can cause high uric acid?

What medications can cause high uric acid?

Water pills.: Diuretics (water pills) are the most common meds that elevate the serum uric acid. ...Read more

Dr. Bradford Patt
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Ursodiol (Definition)

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