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Urso DS (Ursodiol) is used to treat a group of conditions known as cholestatic liver diseases (e. g.
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Urso DS (Ursodiol) is used to treat a group of conditions known as cholestatic liver diseases (e.g., primary biliary cirrhosis). Cholestatic liver diseases are characterized by a decrease in bile secretion and bile flow.
Urso DS (Ursodiol) is a natural component of bile and helps to increase the amount of bile and to increase bile flow. This helps symptoms associated with cholestatic liver diseases.
Urso DS (Ursodiol) may be available under multiple brand names and/or in several different forms. Any specific brand name of Urso DS (Ursodiol) may not be available in all of the forms or approved for all of the conditions discussed here. As well, some forms of Urso DS (Ursodiol) may not be used for all of the conditions discussed here.
Your doctor may have suggested Urso DS (Ursodiol) for conditions other than those listed in these drug information articles. If you have not discussed this with your doctor or are not sure why you are taking Urso DS (Ursodiol), speak to your doctor. Do not stop taking Urso DS (Ursodiol) without consulting your doctor.
Do not give Urso DS (Ursodiol) to anyone else, even if they have the same symptoms as you do. It can be harmful for people to take Urso DS (Ursodiol) if their doctor has not prescribed it.
We manage your refills and get in touch with your doctors for prescription renewals so that you always have the medication you need.
To treat cholestatic liver diseases, the recommended adult dose of Urso DS (Ursodiol) is based on body weight. Your doctor will calculate a dose of 13 mg to 15 mg per kilogram of body weight per day, taken by mouth in 2 to 4 divided doses.
Urso DS (Ursodiol) should be taken with food.
Many things can affect the dose of a medication that a person needs, such as body weight, other medical conditions, and other medications. If your doctor has recommended a dose different from the ones listed here, do not change the way that you are taking the medication without consulting your doctor.
It is important that Urso DS (Ursodiol) be taken exactly as prescribed by your doctor. If you miss a dose, take it as soon as possible and continue with your regular schedule. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one. If you are not sure what to do after missing a dose, contact your doctor or pharmacist for advice.
Store the medication at room temperature, protect from light and moisture, and keep it out of reach of children.
Do not dispose of medications in wastewater (e.g. down the sink or in the toilet) or in household garbage. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medications that are no longer needed or have expired.
Many medications can cause side effects. A side effect is an unwanted response to a medication when it is taken in normal doses. Side effects can be mild or severe, temporary or permanent.
The side effects listed below are not experienced by everyone who takes Urso DS (Ursodiol).If you are concerned about side effects, discuss the risks and benefits of Urso DS (Ursodiol) with your doctor.
The following side effects have been reported by at least 1% of people taking Urso DS (Ursodiol). Many of these side effects can be managed, and some may go away on their own over time.
Contact your doctor if you experience these side effects and they are severe or bothersome. Your pharmacist may be able to advise you on managing side effects.
Although most of the side effects listed below don't happen very often, they could lead to serious problems if you do not check with your doctor or seek medical attention.
Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur:
Stop taking the medication and seek immediate medical attention if any of the following occur:
Some people may experience side effects other than those listed. Check with your doctor if you notice any symptom that worries you while you are taking Urso DS (Ursodiol).
We sort your medication into clearly labeled, individual packs so you can be sure you're taking the right dose at the right time.
Each white, oval, film-coated tablet contains 500 mg of Urso DS (Ursodiol). Nonmedicinal ingredients: carnauba wax, dibutyl sebacate, ethylcellulose aqueous, hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, magnesium stearate, microcrystalline cellulose, polyethylene glycol, povidone, and sodium starch glycolate.
Do not take Urso DS (Ursodiol) if you:
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There may be an interaction between Urso DS (Ursodiol) and any of the following:
If you are taking any of these medications, speak with your doctor or pharmacist. Depending on your specific circumstances, your doctor may want you to:
An interaction between two medications does not always mean that you must stop taking one of them. Speak to your doctor about how any drug interactions are being managed or should be managed.
Medications other than those listed above may interact with Urso DS (Ursodiol). Tell your doctor or prescriber about all prescription, over-the-counter (non-prescription), and herbal medications that you are taking. Also tell them about any supplements you take. Since caffeine, alcohol, the Nicotine from cigarettes, or street drugs can affect the action of many medications, you should let your prescriber know if you use them.
Before you begin using a medication, be sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions or Allergies you may have, any medications you are taking, whether you are pregnant or breast-feeding, and any other significant facts about your health. These factors may affect how you should use Urso DS (Ursodiol).
Liver disease: Urso DS (Ursodiol) is broken down by the liver. Liver disease or reduced liver function may cause Urso DS (Ursodiol) to build up in the body, causing side effects and possibly worsen liver damage. If you have liver disease, discuss with your doctor how Urso DS (Ursodiol) may affect your medical condition, how your medical condition may affect the dosing and effectiveness of Urso DS (Ursodiol), and whether any special monitoring is needed.
Monitoring: Your doctor should order monthly liver function tests for the first 3 months you are taking Urso DS (Ursodiol), and every 6 months after that. Improvements in the results of these blood tests do not always mean that the disease is improving. Do not stop taking Urso DS (Ursodiol) without talking to your doctor.
Pregnancy: Urso DS (Ursodiol) should not be used during pregnancy unless the benefits outweigh the risks. If you become pregnant while taking Urso DS (Ursodiol), contact your doctor immediately.
Breast-feeding: It is not known if Urso DS (Ursodiol) passes into breast milk. If you are a breast-feeding mother and are taking Urso DS (Ursodiol), it may affect your baby. Talk to your doctor about whether you should continue breast-feeding.
Children: The safety and effectiveness of using Urso DS (Ursodiol) have not been established for children.
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