Active ingredient: Ursodeoxycholic Acid

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Ursodeoxycholic Acid uses


Ursodeoxycholic Acid is an epimer of chenodeoxycholic acid (DB06777). It is a mammalian bile acid found first in the bear and is apparently either a precursor or a product of chenodeoxycholate. Its administration changes the composition of bile and may dissolve gallstones. It is used as a cholagogue and choleretic.

Indication: The drug reduces cholesterol absorption and is used to dissolve (cholesterol) gallstones in patients who want an alternative to surgery.

Ursodiol (also known as Ursodeoxycholic Acid) is one of the secondary bile acids, which are metabolic byproducts of intestinal bacteria. Primary bile acids are produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder. When secreted into the colon, primary bile acids can be metabolized into secondary bile acids by intestinal bacteria. Primary and secondary bile acids help the body digest fats. Ursodeoxycholic Acid helps regulate cholesterol by reducing the rate at which the intestine absorbs cholesterol molecules while breaking up micelles containing cholesterol. Because of this property, Ursodeoxycholic Acid is used to treat gall stones non-surgically.

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Ursodeoxycholic Acid available forms, composition, doses:

Price
Actigall 300 mg capsule5.52 USD
Pms-Ursodiol C 250 mg Tablet0.92 USD
Pms-Ursodiol C 500 mg Tablet1.75 USD
Urso 250 250 mg tablet3.55 USD
Urso 250 mg tablet1.42 USD
Urso Ds 500 mg Tablet2.69 USD
Urso forte 500 mg tablet6.3 USD
Ursodiol 250 mg tablet2.68 USD
Ursodiol 500 mg tablet4.75 USD

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References

  1. Dailymed."URSODIOL: DailyMed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the United States. DailyMed is the official provider of FDA label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  2. "URSODEOXYCHOLIC ACID". https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/co... (accessed August 28, 2018).
  3. "URSODEOXYCHOLIC ACID". http://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB0158... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Ursodeoxycholic Acid?

Depending on the reaction of the Ursodeoxycholic Acid after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Ursodeoxycholic Acid not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Ursodeoxycholic Acid addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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sdrugs.com conducted a study on Ursodeoxycholic Acid, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Ursodeoxycholic Acid consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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Expensive1
100.0%

Six visitors reported frequency of use

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Are you taking the Ursodeoxycholic Acid drug as prescribed by the doctor?

Few medications can be taken Twice in a day more than prescribed when the doctor's advice mentions the medicine can be taken according to frequency or severity of symptoms. Most times, be very careful and clear about the number of times you are taking the medication. The report of sdrugs.com website users about the frequency of taking the drug Ursodeoxycholic Acid is mentioned below.
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Twice in a day2
33.3%
3 times in a day2
33.3%
4 times in a day1
16.7%
Once in a day1
16.7%

One visitor reported doses

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According to the survey conducted among sdrugs.com website users, the maximum number of people are using the following dose 201-500mg. Few medications come in only one or two doses. Few are specific for adult dose and child dose. The dose of the medicine given to the patient depends on the severity of the symptom/disease. There can be dose adjustments made by the doctor, based on the progression of the disease. Follow-up is important.
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201-500mg1
100.0%

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One visitor reported administration

The drugs are administered in various routes, like oral or injection form. They are administered before food or after food. How are you taking Ursodeoxycholic Acid drug, before food or after food?
Click here to find out how other users of our website are taking it. For any doubts or queries on how and when the medicine is administered, contact your health care provider immediately.
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After food1
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Three visitors reported age

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