Ursodeoxycholic Acid

UDOVICE 300 / UDOJEM 300

COMPOSITION
Ursodeoxycholic Acid150MG | 300 MG
SPECIFICATION
FORMTABLET
PACKING10X10
PACKING TYPEBLISTER
MRP2100 | 3200

ALSO AVAILABLE

DISCRIPTION

Ursodeoxycholic acid is an epimer of chenodeoxycholic acid (DB06777). It is a mammalian bile acid found first in the bear and is apparently either a precursor or a product of chenodeoxycholate.

SIDE EFFECTS

Neither accidental nor intentional overdosing with ursodeoxycholic acid has been reported. Doses of ursodeoxycholic acid in the range of 16-20 mg/kg/day have been tolerated for 6-37 months without symptoms by 7 patients. The LD50 for ursodeoxycholic acid in rats is over 5000 mg/kg given over 7-10 days and over 7500 mg/kg for mice. The most likely manifestation of severe overdose with ursodeoxycholic acid would probably be diarrhea, which should be treated symptomatically.

INDICATION

The drug reduces cholesterol absorption and is used to dissolve (cholesterol) gallstones in patients who want an alternative to surgery.