Ursodiol (ursodeoxycholic acid) 100 mg (gallstones, liver cirrhosis)
What are Ursodiol (ursodeoxycholic acid) tablets 100 mg for gallstones and liver diseases?
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) tablets have gained widespread recognition for their remarkable therapeutic impact on both the liver and the biliary system. Ursodeoxycholic acid is a naturally occurring bile acid that plays a pivotal role in restoring and enhancing various aspects of liver function. This medication not only stimulates bile secretion but also significantly enhances overall bile flow throughout the body.
Numerous clinical studies have emphasized the effectiveness of Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets in addressing a range of conditions related to liver and biliary health. These studies have illuminated the following key areas where Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets excel:
- Hepatotoxicity Mitigation: Ursodeoxycholic acid is renowned for its hepatoprotective properties. It actively replaces hydrophobic bile acids in the liver, effectively reducing hepatotoxicity. This process aids in detoxifying the liver and promoting its long-term health.
- Anti-Inflammatory Action: Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets exhibit a remarkable ability to inhibit the production of cytokines and chemokines. This anti-inflammatory action helps prevent the infiltration of inflammatory cells into the liver, ultimately improving liver function and reducing the severity of dysfunction caused by inflammation.
- Gallstone Dissolution: Another significant benefit of Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets is their capacity to dissolve gallstones, particularly cholesterol gallstones. This dissolution process provides relief to individuals suffering from gallstone-related complications and pain.
- Enhanced Digestion and Absorption: Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets are also associated with improved digestion and nutrient absorption. By optimizing bile flow and bile acid composition, they assist in breaking down fats and fat-soluble vitamins, ensuring more efficient nutrient utilization.
Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets are widely used in the treatment of various medical conditions. They are the preferred choice for managing diseases affecting the biliary system, including cholestatic liver diseases and bile flow retention disorders. Individuals experiencing dyspepsia following small intestine resection surgery often benefit from Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets, which aid in restoring digestive function. In cases of inflammatory diseases affecting the small intestine, Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets alleviate symptoms and promote healing. For patients with chronic liver diseases such as primary biliary cirrhosis and those resulting from hepatitis C virus infection, Ursodeoxycholic acid tablets have been proven to enhance liver function and slow down disease progression.
Active principles: ursodeoxycholic acid
Amount: 100 tablets
Maker: Towa Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., Osaka, Japan
- treatment of disease of biliary system and liver disease resulting from bile flow retention,
- improve dyspepsia after small intestine resection,
- improve dyspepsia in inflammatory disease of small intestine,
- dissolve cholesterol gallstones,
- improve liver function in chronic liver disease, primary biliary cirrhosis and chronic liver disease due to hepatitis C virus.
How to take
For treatment of liver disease and improvement of liver function and dyspepsia: adults should take 0.5 tablet (50 mg of the active principle) at a time, 3 times a day. Your doctor should adjust the dosage according to your disease, age and symptom. One tablet contains 100 mg of the active principle.
For dissolution of cholesterol gallstones: adults should take 2 tablets (200 mg) at a time, 3 times a day. Your doctor should adjust the dosage according to your disease, age and symptom.
For improvement of liver function in primary biliary cirrhosis and chronic liver disease due to hepatitis C virus: adults should take 2 tablets (200 mg) at a time, 3 times a day. Your doctor should adjust the dosage according to your disease, age and symptom. The maximum daily dosage should be within 9 tablets (900 mg).
Contraindications: do not use for pregnant or breastfeeding women. Do not use for patients with complete biliary obstruction and fulminant hepatitis.
If an allergic reaction occurs, patient needs to stop using the medicine and consult with their doctor. If patient is taking any other medication or treatment, they should consult with their doctor in advance.