Urlyx

Urlyx

ursodeoxycholic acid

Manufacturer:

Lloyd

Distributor:

InnoGen Pharmaceuticals
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ursodeoxycholic acid
Indications/Uses
Suppresses the synthesis & secretion of cholesterol by the liver inhibits intestinal absorption of cholesterol. Dissolution of cholesterol-rich gallstones in patients w/ functioning gallbladders.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Complete atresia of bile duct, radio opaque calcified gallstones, nonfunctional gallbladder, acute cholecystitis.
Special Precautions
Do not give in patients w/ intestinal & hepatic disorders. Avoid use during pregnancy.
Adverse Reactions
Nausea, vomiting & other GI disturbances. Pruritus; calcification of cholesterol.
Drug Interactions
Bile cholesterol increasing drugs eg, oestrogenic hormones & cholesterol-lowering drug eg, clofibrate. Reduced effect w/ bile-acid binding drugs including antacids, charcoal & cholestyramine.
MIMS Class
Cholagogues, Cholelitholytics & Hepatic Protectors
ATC Classification
A05AA02 - ursodeoxycholic acid ; Belongs to the class of bile acids. Used in bile therapy.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Urlyx cap 250 mg
Packing/Price
100's (P4,000/box, P40/cap)
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