It is used to treat or prevent gallstones. Ursodiol has been evaluated for treating intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy icp.
Ursodiol is used to treat primary biliary cirrhosis.
دواء ursodiol. This copyrighted material has been downloaded from a. Ursodiol also increases bile flow in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. Ursodiol is a bile acid that decreases the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver and absorbed by the intestines.
Instructions this medication is typically used twice a day. Fetal distress preterm birth and intrauterine death are also associated with icp. This material is provided for educational purposes only and is not intended for medical advice diagnosis or treatment.
Although some studies have shown a decrease in maternal symptoms primarily itching with ursodiol. Ursodiol helps break down cholesterol that has formed into stones in the gallbladder. Ursodeoxycholic acid udca also known as ursodiol is a secondary bile acid produced in humans and most other species from metabolism by intestinal bacteria.
It may also have other uses. Adults and children 12 years of age and older dose is based on body weight and must be determined by your doctor. Children younger than 12 years of age use and dose must be determined by your doctor.
Dosing regimen should be adjusted according to each patient s need at the discretion of the physician. Data sources include ibm watson micromedex updated 6 jan 2021 cerner multum updated 4 jan 2021 ashp updated 6 jan 2021. It is used to treat a type of liver disease caused by bile duct problems in the liver biliary cirrhosis.
It is synthesized in the liver in some species and was first identified in bear bile which is the derivation of its name ursus. The dose is usually 8 to 10 milligrams mg per kilogram kg of body weight per day divided into two or three doses. Selected from data included with permission and copyrighted by first databank inc.
What do i need to tell my doctor before i take ursodiol. The recommended adult dosage for ursodiol in the treatment of pbc is 13 to 15 mg kg day administered in two to four divided doses with food. Pms ursodiol c 500mg tablet this medication is typically used to assist in the treatment of cirrhosis of the biliary system problems of the liver and bile ducts or for the treatment of cholestatic liver disease.
Ursodiol is used to dissolve certain types of gallstones to prevent gallstones from forming in obese patients who are losing weight rapidly and to treat a certain type of liver disease primary. Maternal symptoms eg itching increased bile acid concentrations generally occur during the second and third trimester. However your doctor or pharmacist may have suggested a different schedule that is more.