What is Ursodil (Ursodiol) used for?
Ursodil (Ursodiol) is an oral medication prescribed to dissolve gallstones or prevent their formation. It contains a naturally occurring bile acid that can break down and dissolve gallstones that have formed allowing them to be eliminated from the body. It is commonly prescribed to patients undergoing rapid weight loss or who have primary biliary cirrhosis. Your doctor may also prescribe the use of this mediation for other unlisted conditions.
How should I use Ursodil (Ursodiol)?
Ursodil (Ursodiol) should be taken strictly according to your doctor`s instructions to get the most effective results from treatment. The correct dosage will be determined by your age, weight, health condition, and the severity of your symptoms. These should be swallowed with a large glass of water and may be taken on an empty stomach, although a meal or snack is suggested prior to use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Never change the form of the medication by splitting or chewing the tablets as this may destroy or alter the effects of their contents. Do not make your own adjustments to your dosage or frequency of administration as this may lead to serious health complications.
What are the side effects of Ursodil (Ursodiol)?
Some patients may experience side effects while using Ursodil (Ursodiol) such as:
Serious side effects that may require emergency medical attention are signs of a new infection or liver problems such as severe stomach pain, discoloured stools, darkened urine, or jaundice. Inform your doctor as soon as you experience any worrying symptoms to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your dosage or application frequency to prevent further health complications from occurring.
Ursodil (Ursodiol) should not be administered to patients who are pregnant, breastfeeding, attempting to become pregnant, who may become pregnant, or who have gall bladder inflammation, biliary colic, chronic liver disease, ulcerative colitis, biliary obstruction, or to treat radio-opaque calcified gallstones. You are also recommended to inform your doctor of any other chronic health conditions you have to make sure the necessary adjustments are made to your regimen to prevent any unexpected health problems from occurring.
Strictly use Ursodil (Ursodiol) 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.
Ursodil (Ursodiol) 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.