monooctanoin

monooctanoin

 [-ok″tah-no´in]
a semisynthetic glycerol derivative used to dissolve cholesterol gallstones in the common and intrahepatic bile ducts.

mon·o·oc·ta·no·in

(mon'ō-ok'-tā-nō'in),
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.

monooctanoin

[mon′ō·ok′tənō′in]
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.
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They also may be chemically dissolved in situ with monooctanoin (a form of octanoic acid) infused through a catheter in the common bile duct.
Clinical experience with monooctanoin for dissolution of bile duct stones: an uncontrolled multicenter trial.