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Is 'ursodeoxycholic acid' and 'cobadex' helpful in treating jaundice?

my husband is 40 years old and doctor dignosed as jaundice with Bilirubin (total as 5.10 and bilibubin (conjugated) as 1.80, SGPT (alt)-620 and SGOT(AST)-310 and he is taking five medicines 1. UPBEAT (TRICHOLINE CITRATE WITH SORBITOL SOLUTION 2. URSODEOXYCHOLIC ACID TABLETS 3. COBADEX 4. PAN-D AND 5CEFUROXIME AXETIL TABLETS. IT IS THE RIGHT MEDICINE AND WHAT ARE THE FOODS TO AVOID DURING JAUNDICE?
Tue, 29 Mar 2016
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Hi thanks for contacting HCM.

Ursodeoxycholic acid useful in dissolving cholesterol into bile .So prevent gall stone formation. And yes in jaundice liver having load for cholesterol metabolism.So it can be used.

Cobadex is vitamin B cobtainbg tablet.That can be taken.You are also given prophylactic antibiotic.In jaundice no need for antibiotic until it is bacterial hepatitis.

Regarding diet you have to strictly avoid fatty food.
Use very much less oil in cooking.
Avoid food like butter, pizza, burger, cheese , non veg etc.....
Fruits and green leafy veg taken more.

Papaiya is good fruit in jaundice.
One tsp carom seed and cumin seed mixture taken with water daily good herbal remedy according to few study.....

Avoid alcohol and smoking.

Take care.

Dr.Parth Goswami
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