chenodiol


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chenodiol

 [ke″no-di´ol]
nonproprietary drug name for the bile acid chenodeoxycholic acid; administered orally to dissolve radiolucent cholesterol gallstones; most are dissolved in one to two years of therapy.

che·no·de·ox·y·cho·lic ac·id

(kē'nō-dē-oks'ē-kō'lik as'id),
A major bile acid in many vertebrates, usually conjugated with glycine or taurine; it facilitates cholesterol excretion and fat absorption; administered to dissolve cholesterol gallstones.
Synonym(s): chenodiol

chenodiol

/che·no·di·ol/ (ke″no-di´ol) chenodeoxycholic acid used as an anticholelithogenic agent to dissolve radiolucent, noncalcified gallstones.

chenodiol (kē´nōdī´ol),

n brand name: Chenix;
drug class: anticholelithic;
action: increases amount of bile acids in relation to cholesterol;
use: dissolving gallstones.

chenodiol

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Like ursodiol, chenodiol only dissolves radiolucent cholesterol gallstones.
Chenodiol, however, is contraindicated for patients with known hepatic dysfunction (Drugs.
Ursodiol and chenodiol interact with many medications, such as antacids, anti-cholesterol medications, and oral contraceptives.