Ursode

Ursode

ursodeoxycholic acid

Manufacturer:

Charoon Bhesaj

Distributor:

Charoon Bhesaj
Concise Prescribing Info
Contents
Ursodeoxycholic acid
Indications/Uses
Treatment of chronic liver diseases w/ bile flow impairment (eg, primary biliary cirrhosis or schlerosing cholangitis, cystic fibrosis-related cholestasis). Dissolution of cholesterol gallstones in patients w/ uncomplicated radiolucent gallstone disease. Prevention of gallstone formation in obese patients experiencing rapid wt loss.
Dosage/Direction for Use
Adult & elderly w/ diseases other than fibrosis 10-15 mg/kg/day in 2-4 divided doses. Dissolution of cholesterol gallstone 8-10 mg/kg body wt/day in 2-3 divided doses. Prevention of gallstone formation 300 mg bid.
Administration
Should be taken with food.
Contraindications
Presence of calcified cholesterol & radiopaque stones, acute cholecystitis & biliary obstruction.
Special Precautions
Discontinue therapy if nonvisualizing gallbladder develops. Patient undergone cholecystectomy. Pregnancy & lactation. Childn.
Adverse Reactions
Diarrhea, pruritus, rash, urticaria, dry skin, sweating, hair-thinning; nausea, vomiting, dyspepsia, metallic taste, abdominal pain, biliary pain, cholecystitis, constipation, stomatitis, flatulence.
Drug Interactions
Decreased absorption by cholestyramine, colestipol or Al hydroxide-containing antacids that may increase cyclosporine absorption.
ATC Classification
A05AA02 - ursodeoxycholic acid ; Belongs to the class of bile acids. Used in bile therapy.
Presentation/Packing
Form
Ursode cap 250 mg
Packing/Price
10 × 10's
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