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ursodiol

 [ur″so-di´ol]
the secondary bile acid ursodeoxycholic acid used as an anticholelithic to dissolve radiolucent, noncalcified gallstones.

ur·so·di·ol

(ŭr'sō-dī'ōl),
A bile acid used to facilitate the dissolution of gallstones in patients; a potential alternative to cholecystectomy.

ursodiol

/ur·so·di·ol/ (ur″so-di´ol) the secondary bile acid ursodeoxycholic acid used as an anticholelithic to dissolve radiolucent, noncalcified gallstones.

ursodiol

Actigall®, ursodeoxycholic acid Hepatology A pharmacologic preparation of ursodeoxylcholic acid, a 2º bile acid, used to dissolve bile gallstones and manage primary biliary cirrhosis. See Primary biliary cirrhosis.

ur·so·di·ol

(ŭr'sō-dī'ōl)
A bile acid used to facilitate the dissolution of gallstones in patients; a potential alternative to cholecystectomy.
Synonym(s): ursodeoxycholic acid.

ursodiol,

n brand names: Actigall, Ursofalk;
drug class: gallstone solubilizing agent;
action: suppresses hepatic synthesis, secretion of cholesterol; inhibits intestinal absorption of cholesterol;
uses: dissolution of radiolucent noncalcified gallstones of less than 20 mm in diameter, in which surgery is not indicated.
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I have classified ursodiol as compatible in pregnancy in the 10th edition of "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation" (2011: Wolters Kluwer Health).
If there is an infection with gallstones, then we treat with broad-spectrum antibiotics and often with ursodiol, a drug that helps keep bile flowing normally.
If there is an infection with gallstones, then we treat with broad spectrum antibiotics and often with ursodiol, a drug that helps keep bile flowing normally," Dr.
A multicenter, placebo-controlled, randomized double-blind, prospective trail of prophylactic ursodiol for the prevention of gallstone formation following gastricbypass-induced rapid weight loss.
The newest products in our portfolio include ursodiol tablets (equivalent to Urso [ursodiol]) in two strengths, 250 mg and 500 mg, and Metaxalone tablets (equivalent to Skelaxin [metaxalone]) in the 400 mg strength.
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Impax's acquisition includes the Ursodiol tablet marketed under an Abbreviated New Drug Application (ANDA) plus Lamotrigine orally disintegrating tablet's (ODT) approved ANDA that is not yet marketed .
AMS-derived PK and system pharmacology models for ursodiol, a secondary bile acid, were developed for use with neonates.
In this article, an overview of two oral bile acid dissolution (or gallstone solubilizing) medications, ursodiol (Actigall[R]) and chenodiol (Chenodal[R]), will be provided.
The liver doctor (sic) prescribed Ursodiol, 250mg twice a day.
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Ursodiol prophylaxis against hepatic complications of allogeneic bone marrow transplantation.