What is Ursodiol?

Ursodiol is used to dissolve gallstones in patients who do not want surgery or cannot have surgery to remove gallstones. Ursodiol is also used to prevent the formation of gallstones in overweight patients who are losing weight very quickly. Ursodiol is a bile acid, a substance naturally produced by the body that is stored in the gallbladder. It works by decreasing the production of cholesterol.

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hi my sgpt is at 92. The doctor prescribed ursodiol 450 mg. Should i be taking the medicine?

doctor1 MD

I see that you have been treated with different P.P.I. drugs for
your reflux problem. You mention about abnormal SGPT only.
I am...

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what do I do as my son has primary schelerosing colognitis. he is jaundice right now in the eyes. his doctor said to phone him and make appt. that...

doctor1 MD

I hope your Doctor must have told you the probable cure is liver transplant only for sclerosing cholangitis.

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My mother had this diagnosis about 4 years ago when the docs said she had mild cholesterol deposits in her gallbladder, but they said surgery...

doctor1 MD

Thanks for the query.
Gall bladder flushes have not been validated in scientific trials and I would suggest that you do not use them for your...

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