Description of our genric drug Urso
Brand name: Urso
Generic name: Ursodiol
Reactant: Ursodeoxycholic acid
When taking Urso (Ursodiol) in moderate therapeutic doses, it has a cholagogic effect, causes intensification of gastric and pancreatic secretion, intensifies the activity of lipase, acts as a hypoglycemic means, decreases the level of cholesterol in blood.
You can order this medication at our website when you need to increase the solubility of cholesterol in bile-excreting system, stimulate generation and excretion of the gall. When applied in big doses (2 or 4 times bigger than usual), the drug dissolves gallstones. This application is recommended when surgical or endoscopic removal of the gallstones is impossible.
Indications for usage
Ursodiol is intended for treatment of the following diseases: cholelithiasis, hepatitis (chronic, acute viral), toxic (including alcoholic and medicamental) lesions of liver, primary biliary cirrhosis and fibrocystic disease, primary sclerosing cholangitis, atresia of internal gall tracts. The drug is used as preventive means when using hormonal contraceptives and cytostatic agents.
There are also other indications for the usage of the described medication, which are not mentioned here.
Please pay attention to the most important information about Urso
Consult your doctor if you are going to take Urso simultaneously with the following drugs: cholestyramine (Questran), colestipol (Colestid), estrogens.
While taking the drug, do not use antacids without having consulted with the doctor beforehand. Use only recommended types of antacids, as they contain different reactants, which may deteriorate the absorbance of ursodiol in your organism.
In case of curing the gallstones, the duration of treatment with ursodiol may be up to several months, but some gallstones may still not be dissolved. A number of people, having undergone the treatment by this medication, have the recurrent development of gallstones during the next five years. Please consult your doctor about the risks of recurrent development of gallstones in your particular case.
Take the necessary precaution means
To assure that this drug perfectly meets your curing needs, you may have to undergo ultrasound examinations of your gallbladder regularly. You may need to test the functioning of your liver as well. Visit your doctor according to the schedule.
If you are allergic to any medications or have troubles with your liver, inform your doctor about this before using this drug.
This medication has FDA pregnancy category B. The drug is permitted to use for pregnant women, it is not harmful to an unborn baby. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or are going to become pregnant while applying this medication. There is no information, whether ursodiol penetrates into the breast milk and might harm a nursing baby. In case you are breast-feeding a baby, use this medication only after your doctor approved it.
Strictly follow doctor’s prescription when using this medication. Never take the drug in larger doses or for longer periods than it has been prescribed by your doctor. Perform all instructions on your prescription label.
he pills should be taken orally with sufficient amount of water or with meals, without chewing.
The dissolving of gallstones may require several month of treatment. Use this drug for the whole period, as advised by the doctor. You can buy the prescribed amount of pills on our website.
It is essential not to interrupt the course of treatment. Refill the medication timely for this purpose. You can always order Urso on our website.
The pills require storage at room temperature, protected from heat, moisture, and light.
Follow your schedule of taking the pills. If you forget to take the pill, take it just when you remembered about it. If it’s time for the next scheduled pill, skip the missed medicine dose and take only the next pill according to your schedule.
Do not take extra pills to catch up the missed dose.
If you have taken too much pills and overdosed, call the emergency and have yourself examined by the doctor. Ursodiol overdose might cause diarrhea.
Urso side effects
Call the emergency and have yourself examined by the doctor in case you have one of these symptoms of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Less serious possible side effects are:
— fever, chills, body aches, flu symptoms;
— stomach pain, nausea, diarrhea, constipation;
— dizziness, tired feeling;
— back pain;
— runny or stuffy nose, cold symptoms; or
One can have other side effects, which are not mentioned here. Consult your doctor if you have any of the side effects.
Urso has the contraindications for the following medical conditions:
Hypersensibility to the reactant of the drug, gallstones with high content of Ca2+, non-functioning cholecyst, chronic hepatitis, inflammatory diseases of small and large intestine, acute cholecystitis, decompensation stage of liver cirrhosis, renal and/or liver insufficiency, pancreatitis, obturation of bile-excreting ducts, acute viral diseases of gall bladder and bile vessels.
Besides mentioned, there can be other medical states, which do not allow taking this drug.
Interaction with other drugs
Urso can react with other drugs. Such interaction can harm your health or influence the necessary dosing of the drug. If you are taking one or several medications, listed below, consult your doctor before using ursodiol! You may not be allowed to take this medication or may need to have your dose adjusted.
— cholestyramine (Questran);
— colestipol (Colestid);
— estrogens (birth control pills or hormone replacement); or
— antacids that contain aluminum, such as Rolaids, Mylanta, or Maalox.
Ursodiol can be affected by other drugs, which are not mentioned above. Tell your doctor about all the drugs you use, including vitamins, minerals, herbal products. Each new drug can be taken together with ursodiol only after doctor’s approval.
(Updated at Oct 3 / 2023)
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