Drug: ursodiol

The most common side effects are rash, itching, nausea, vomiting, stomach pain, back pain, constipation, and diarrhea. Hair loss also may occur. Serious allergic reactions and reduced concentration of white blood cells also have occurred. Reference: FDA Prescribing Information
Last Editorial Review: 5/4/2012

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Yes

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Capsules: 300 mg. Tablets: 250 and 500 mg

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Ursodiol should be stored at room temperature, 15-30 C (59-86 F).

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The recommended dose for dissolving gallstones in adults is 8-10 mg/kg/day split into two or three doses (every 8 or 12 hours). Each dose should not exceed 300 mg. The maintenance dose is 250 mg at bedtime for six months. For treating primary biliary cirrhosis, the recommended dose is 13-15 mg/kg/day split into 2 to 4 doses. Ursodiol should be taken with meals.

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The are no adequate studies in pregnant women.

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It is not known whether ursodiol is secreted in breast milk.

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