a semisynthetic glycerol derivative used to dissolve cholesterol gallstones in the common and intrahepatic bile ducts.
A semisynthetic esterified glycerol used as a solubilizing agent for radiolucent gallstones retained in the biliary tract following cholecystectomy.
monooctanoin/mono·oc·ta·no·in/ (-ok″tah-no´in) a semisynthetic glycerol derivative used to dissolve cholesterol stones in the common and intrahepatic bile ducts.
a gallstone-dissolving agent.
indication It is used to dissolve cholesterol gallstones.
contraindications It is contraindicated in patients with jaundice, severe biliary tract infection, or a history of recent duodenal ulcer or jejunitis.
adverse effects Adverse effects may include nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and GI pain.