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Help on actigall (ursodiol). Whats it for?

Help on actigall (ursodiol). Whats it for?

Actigall/ursodiol is: A bile acid used to dissolve non-calcified gallstones measuring less than 20 millimeters (about 3/4 inch) in diameter. Liver function must be monitored. The drug acts slowly, & gallstone may recur. ...Read more

Dr. Chad Levitt
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What is ursodiol used for?

What is ursodiol used for?

Bile acid: That dissolves gall stones or slows them from forming. It has never been shown to be effective long term. ...Read more

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What is actigall (ursodiol)?

What is actigall (ursodiol)?

Actigall/ursodiol is: A bile acid used to dissolve non-calcified gallstones measuring less than 20 millimeters (about 3/4 inch) in diameter. Liver function must be monitored. The drug acts slowly, & gallstone may recur. ...Read more

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What is actigall (ursodiol) used for?

Actigall/ursodiol is: A bile acid used to dissolve non-calcified gallstones measuring less than 20 millimeters (about 3/4 inch) in diameter. Liver function must be monitored. The drug acts slowly, & gallstone may recur. ...Read more

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Does the medicine ursodiol reverse fatty liver?

Does the medicine ursodiol reverse fatty liver?

Ursodiol: There are only small studies that have been done in regards to ursodiol's effectiveness in treating fatty liver disease. I am not sure which type of fatty liver disease you have, since there are 2 types. There are positive results in reduction of fatty liver and some improvement of liver enzymes. Stay on board with your provider and make sure you are maintaining a low fat, well balanced diet. ...Read more

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How long does it take actigall (ursodiol) to clear biliary sludge?

How long does it take actigall (ursodiol) to clear biliary sludge?

Months: It's a slow acting medication in that regard and not 100% successful. It takes a few months, so stock up patience. ...Read more

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Will Ursodiol stop my psc from progressing and keep me from feeling so fatigued? So far I'm not feeling any better.

Will Ursodiol stop my psc from progressing and keep me from feeling so fatigued? So far I'm not feeling any better.

There is no: Proven benefit of ursodeoxy cholic acid in PSC other than possibly improving liver enzyme abnormalities. It does not improve symptoms , long term risk for progression , death or need for liver Transplant. It does in PBC, a different condition. Google "aasld guidelines PSC" for a detailed review of the disease. ...Read more

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Hi my sgot & spgt are 67, 97. I use to consume 180ml of vodka n daily basis. Should i take ursodiol 300? Please advice

No : The treatment for mild alcoholic hepatitis involves only abstinence from alcohol - and possibly diet as well, including modest amounts of protein and adequate vitamins, including at least 50 mg of b1 (thiamine) and 0.4 mg of Folic Acid per day. How long after stopping alcohol were your liver tests done. It should be repeated in 3-6 months, together with an albumin/inr. Get into a support system. ...Read more

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I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before. Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

I am 53, I have a 150 mm gallstone, never had one before.  Is Actigall (ursodiol) treatment a good option for my condition?

Yes, but...: Why bother, when the stones may recur after dissolution? If you are dead-set against gallbladder removal, or have medical contraindications to the surgery, then stone dissolution therapy is an option. Can use oral cheno or urso) which is costly and works about 1/2 the time over 6 months (poor candidates have calcified stones), or direct infusion of mtbe into the biliary tree. 150 mm=6 inch stone?! ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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