Ursoford 150 Tablet

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Ursoford 150 Tablet Information

Ursoford 150 Tablet is a prescription drug, available for use as Tablet. It is primarily used for the treatment of Liver Cirrhosis. The alternative uses of Ursoford 150 Tablet have also been explained below.

The right dosage of Ursoford 150 Tablet depends on the age, gender, and medical history of the patient. Dosage also depends on the route of administration and your chief complaint for which the drug is prescribed. Detailed information has been provided in the dosage section.

Common side effects of Ursoford 150 Tablet include Hair Loss, Constipation. Apart from the aforementioned side effects, Ursoford 150 Tablet can also lead to other problems, which have been listed below. Such side effects of Ursoford 150 Tablet normally do not last long and go away once the treatment is completed. If, however, they worsen or do not go away, please speak with your physician.

It is also important to note that Ursoford 150 Tablet has a Safe effect for pregnant women and Mild effect on lactating mothers. Warnings related to Ursoford 150 Tablet's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

Some other conditions that can be affected by Ursoford 150 Tablet are listed in the contraindications section below.

Besides this, Ursoford 150 Tablet may also have severe interaction with some medicines. Refer to the list below for further details.

In addition to the above precautions for Ursoford 150 Tablet, it is important to know that it is not safe while driving, and is not habit-forming.



Ursoford 150 Tablet Benefits & Uses

Ursoford 150 Tablet is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Ursoford 150 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

Ursoford 150 Tablet Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Ursoford 150 Tablet safe for pregnant women?


    Pregnant women can take Ursoford safely.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Ursoford 150 Tablet safe during breastfeeding?


    Ursoford may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ursoford 150 Tablet on the Kidneys?


    Ursoford is not harmful for kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Ursoford 150 Tablet on the Liver?


    Ursoford may have mild side effects on the liver. Most people will never see any effect on the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Ursoford 150 Tablet on the Heart?


    You can take Ursoford without any fear of damage to the heart.

    Safe


Ursoford 150 Tablet Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Ursoford 150 Tablet unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Ursoford 150 Tablet

  • Is this Ursoford 150 Tablet habit forming or addictive?


    Ursoford 150 Tablet does not cause addiction.

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


    You may feel sleepy or tired after taking Ursoford 150 Tablet. So it is best to avoid driving.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, Ursoford 150 Tablet is safe but you must consult your doctor before taking it.

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


    No, the use of Ursoford 150 Tablet in mental disorders is not effective.

    No

Ursoford 150 Tablet Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Ursoford 150 Tablet


    Taking Ursoford 150 Tablet with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Ursoford 150 Tablet


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Ursoford 150 Tablet with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Ursoford 150 Tablet

Question over 5 years ago

Does Ursoford cause itching?

Dr. Kapil Sharma MBBS , General Physician

No, Ursoford does not cause itching. In fact, it is used for the alleviation of itching in pregnant women who suffer from intrahepatic cholestasis of pregnancy. (A disease in which flow of bile from the liver stops or slowdowns). However, any visible rashes or discomfort experienced while taking this drug to inform your gynecologist and follow his/her instructions. Do not discontinue the medicinal course on your own.

Question about 5 years ago

Is Ursoford a steroid?

Dr. Chinmaya Bal MBBS , General Physician

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

Question over 5 years ago

How does Ursoford work?

Dr. Uday Nath Sahoo MBBS , Internal Medicine

Ursoford regulates the levels of cholesterol by impeding its absorption through the intestine and by breaking the cholesterol molecules. Because of this reason, it is used to treat gallstones non surgically. 

Question about 5 years ago

Can taking Ursoford cause Infertility in men and women?

Dr. Haleema Yezdani MBBS , General Physician

During clinical trials, few reported cases in animal studies with impaired fertility have been associated with Ursoford. Hence nothing can be ascertained in humans due to lack of evidence. You are encouraged to discuss with your doctor if you are experiencing any impaired sexual or fertility complications.

Question about 5 years ago

Will i need gallbladder removal after treatment with Ursoford?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Your doctor will assess your condition after a course of Ursoford 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.



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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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