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Dr. Anne Larson
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Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Definition)

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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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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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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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