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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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Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Definition)

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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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Whats ursodeoxycholic acid?

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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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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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 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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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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What are some side effects of salicylate acid?

What are some side effects of salicylate acid?

Side Effects: Bleeding is the main one especially in the GI tract. Ringing in the ears & angioedema (swelling of skin tissues) can also occur. In children and adolescents, Aspirin is no longer indicated to control flu-like symptoms or the symptoms of chickenpox or other viral illnesses, because of the risk of reye's syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of gamma aminobutyric acid?

What are the side effects of gamma aminobutyric acid?

GABA: Although it has relaxing effect when used as supplement, some can develop amnesia at high doses. ...Read more