Ursodil SR Tablet

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  • Contains / Salt: Ursodiol (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) (500 mg)
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Ursodil SR Tablet Information

Ursodil SR Tablet, a prescription drug, is manufactured in various forms such as Tablet. It is typically used for the treatment of Liver Cirrhosis. Other than this, Ursodil SR Tablet has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Ursodil SR Tablet is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

Ursodil SR Tablet also has some side effects, the most common being Hair Loss, Constipation. Some other side effects of Ursodil SR Tablet have been listed ahead. These side effects of Ursodil SR Tablet are usually temporary and subside with the completion of treatment. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

Ursodil SR Tablet's effect during pregnancy is Safe and Mild while nursing. Further, the section on Ursodil SR Tablet related warnings talks about Ursodil SR Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

The section on Ursodil SR Tablet contraindications lists all such conditions.

Besides this, Ursodil SR Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

In addition to these precautions, you may also note that Ursodil SR Tablet is not safe while driving, and is is not addictive in nature.



Ursodil SR Tablet Benefits & Uses

Ursodil SR Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ursodil SR Tablet Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Liver Disease
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Liver Disease
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Ursodil SR Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ursodil SR Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Ursodil without worrying about any side effects.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Ursodil SR Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Ursodil may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ursodil SR Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Using Ursodil does not have any harmful effects on kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ursodil SR Tablet on the Liver?


    Side effects of Ursodil rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ursodil SR Tablet on the Heart?


    There are no any side effects of Ursodil for the heart.

    Safe


Ursodil SR Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ursodil SR Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Ursodil SR Tablet

  • Is this Ursodil SR Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Ursodil SR Tablet is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should do not do anything that requires concentration and attention as the Ursodil SR Tablet can make you feel drowsy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Ursodil SR Tablet should be used only after doctor's advice.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Ursodil SR Tablet cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Ursodil SR Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ursodil SR Tablet


    Taking Ursodil SR Tablet with food does not cause any problems.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ursodil SR Tablet


    No research has been done on this till date. Therefore, it is not known what the effect of taking Ursodil SR Tablet with alcohol will be.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Ursodil SR Tablet

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Ursodil?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Ursodil is taken orally, usually 2 to 3 times for managing the gallstones and twice for preventing the formation of gallstones in people who lose weight quickly. Ursodil should be taken strictly as prescribed by your doctor. 

Question about 5 years ago

Is Ursodil a steroid?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

No, Ursodil is not a steroid. It is a bile acid which helps in reducing the cholesterol saturation of the bile.

Question almost 5 years ago

Will i need gallbladder removal after treatment with Ursodil?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Your doctor will assess your condition after a course of Ursodil for example 2-3 months. Depending upon the size and number of gallstones you doctor will take a decision whether gallbladder should be removed or not. With advancement in medical technology removal of the gallbladder has become a minimally invasive procedure and patient recovers from this operation within a few days.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Ursodil safe for patients above 65 years of age?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Ursodil is a prescription drug and not much research has been done in geriatric patients (old age people). It has been found effective in dissolving small stones in the gallbladder and depending on the condition the doctor may recommend this drug to 65 years and above.

Question about 5 years ago

Is this Ursodil a diuretic ?

Dr. Sameer Awadhiya MBBS , Pediatrics

No, this Ursodil is not a diuretic drug, it does not cause frequent urination. This drug helps in dissolving gallstones. But any kind of discoloration in urine or excess urine output should be discussed with the doctor to avoid any other underlying medical complications.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience



References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 671

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Urso 250® / Urso Forte® (ursodiol)

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