Actigall (ursodeoxycholic acid) is a drug that is used to dissolve gallstones and to treat primary biliary cirrhosis. It is a type of bile acid that comes from the bearberry plant. Ursodeoxycholic acid helps by decreasing the amount of cholesterol in the bile, which decreases the risk for gallstone formation. It also helps by decreasing inflammation in the liver and improving liver function.
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- Brand(s): Udihep
- Manufacturer: Win Medicare Pvt. Ltd.
- Disease(s): Gallstones
What is Actigall?
Actigall Ursodiol (ursodeoxycholic) is a medication that helps dissolve gallstones. It also helps relieve some of the symptoms caused by these stones, such as pain and jaundice.
How does Actigall work?
Gallstones are made up of cholesterol and other materials. Ursodiol works by dissolving the cholesterol in the stones so they can be passed in the stool.
Who should not take Actigall?
Do not take this medication if you have an obstruction in your bile ducts or a history of liver problems caused by taking this medication.
Also, do not take this drug if you are pregnant or breastfeeding since it has not been studied in these groups. Talk to your doctor before starting treatment with Actigall if you have any other medical conditions or are taking any medications including over-the-counter drugs and supplements.
How is dosage determined for me?
Your doctor will start you on a low dose of urosodiol and may increase it slowly until your symptoms improve. The usual dose range is 8 to 16 mg/kg per day given in two divided doses with food.
Can I drink alcohol while taking Actigall?
There are no known interactions between alcohol consumption and taking ursodeoxycholic acid but always consult with your doctor before consuming any alcoholic beverages while taking any prescription medications..
Are there any side effects associated with taking Actigall?
Some people who take Actigall experience mild diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting however these symptoms usually go away after awhile . If they persist or become bothersome stop taking actiGall an speak to you healthcare professional. Consult with you physician if you experience yellowing of skin or eyes (jaundice), dark urine, light-colored stools, upper abdominal pain, extreme fatigue, rash,. These may be signs that you are experiencing an adverse reaction to Actigall and should discontinue use immediately.
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