Ursocol tablet is used in the treatment of cholestatic liver diseases, alcoholic fatty liver disease, and non-alcoholic fatty liver
How it works
Ursodeoxycholic acid is a bile acid, a substance naturally produced by the body that is stored in the gallbladder. It works by decreasing the production of cholesterol and by dissolving the cholesterol in bile so that it cannot form stones.
Common side effects
Nausea, Rash, Hair loss, Itching, Abdominal pain, Diarrhoea
EXPERT ADVICE FOR URSOCOL
- Ursodeoxycholic Acid should be taken preferably after meals.
- Do not take antacids that contain aluminum while you are taking the Ursodeoxycholic Acid. This is because antacids decrease the amount of Ursodeoxycholic Acid absorbed by the body.
- Notify your doctor if you are breast-feeding.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS FOR URSOCOL
What is ursodeoxycholic acid?
Ursodeoxycholic acid is a bile acid, a chemical substance present naturally in the body and it helps to control the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It is used to dissolve gallstones in a functioning gallbladder.
Is ursodeoxycholic acid safe?
Ursodeoxycholic acid is generally well tolerated and safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your physician/ doctor.
How does ursodeoxycholic acid work for primary biliary cirrhosis?
Ursodeoxycholic acid works for primary biliary cirrhosis by decreasing the production of cholesterol and by dissolving the cholesterol in bile so that it does not form stones.