Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid)
What is Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) used for?
Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from gallstones made up of cholesterol or inflamed bile ducts. It operates by dissolving the gallstones while also reducing cholesterol production in the liver. Note that this medication will not be effective for treating gallstones containing pigment or calcium. Your doctor may prescribe it to be used along with other medications or to treat other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid)?
Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) is normally administered once or twice daily at a dosage of one tablet, but your individual instructions will depend on your current health condition and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water along with a meal to prevent nausea. Never split, chew, or crush the tablets prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or doctor any questions you have about using the medication to ensure the correct administration.
What are the side effects of Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid)?
Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) may cause side effects in some patients including:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are calcification of gallstones, intense stomach pain, severe skin rashes, discoloured stools, darkened urine, or jaundice. Tell conditions may require lower doses or reduced frequency of administration to prevent further complications from occurring.
Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) should not be used to treat patients who are pregnant, attempting to conceive, breastfeeding, who have calcified gallstones, inflammatory bowel disease, peptic ulcers, liver disease, blockage or inflammation of the bile duct, or a gall bladder that can no longer retract or empty. It is also suggested to have a body check prior to use to make sure you do not have any conditions that may cause complications with treatment.
Strictly use Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) as prescribed and follow all instructions provided by your doctor. Safe, suitable, and optimum dosage can vary and is dependent on the patient`s health and medical history, as well as the condition you are treating.
Udiliv (Ursodesoxycholic Acid) may not be safe or suitable for all patients. Always ensure your doctor is informed if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, using any other type of medication (including non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and supplements), as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or pre-existing medication conditions.
Seek immediate medical attention or proceed to your nearest accident and emergency department if you suffer a hypersensitive or allergic reaction. Symptoms usually present during a reaction of this nature include difficulty breathing or swallowing, swelling of the limbs or face, tight chest, hives, and skin rashes.