Ursodiol (Generic) Tablets, 250-mg, 1 tablet

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Description

Ursodiol is a prescription medication given to treat certain diseases of the liver and gallbladder, including chronic hepatitis. It may also be used to help remove gallstones that contain cholesterol. Customers may receive this drug under the names Actigall, Urso.

Uses

Ursodiol is used to treat certain diseases of the liver and gallbladder by reducing the amount of cholesterol in bile and bile stones.

Possible Side Effects

Please contact your vet immediately if you notice any of the following: allergic reaction, diarrhea, vomiting, depression or jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin or eyes). Other side effects are possible. If your animal seems ill in any other way while taking Ursodiol, contact your veterinarian immediately.

Drug & Food Interactions

Notify your veterinarian of any other medications, including vitamins and supplements, your pet is taking before using this medication.

Precautions

Do not give Ursodiol to pets who are allergic to it or similar medications. Caution should be used in animals with complications of gallstones, such as pancreatitis, bile duct obstruction or inflammation of the gallbladder or bile ducts (cholecystitis and cholangitis). These animals should only take Ursodiol if the benefits outweigh the risks. If you observe any unusual signs in your pet, contact your veterinarian immediately.

This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in dogs and cats.

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  1. Prescribing Information

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  • Item Number
    165087
  • Generic Name
    Ursodiol
  • Common Brand Name(s)
    Actigall, Urso
  • For Use With
    Dogs & Cats
  • Administration Form
    Oral
  • Product Form
    Tablet
  • Health Condition
    Liver Disease
  • Drug Type
    Bile Acid
Ingredients
Ingredients

Ursodiol.

Instructions
Recommended Dosage

Use as directed by your veterinarian.

Storage Instructions

Store at temperatures between 68° - 77°F.

FAQ

What is Ursodiol?

This is an oral tablet that is used to treat diseases of the liver and gallbladder when used as directed by your veterinarian. It may also be used to help remove gallstones that contain cholesterol.

What are the benefits of Ursodiol?

  • Usually well tolerated
  • Helps to treat certain diseases of the liver and gallbladder including chronic hepatitis
  • Can reduce the absorption of cholesterol and increase the breakdown of cholesterol

How is this medication given?

Give Ursodiol only as directed by your veterinarian. Tablets should be given by mouth preferably with food. If you do not understand how to give Ursodiol properly, always consult with your veterinarian.

How does this medication work?

Ursodiol works by improving the flow of bile into and out of the gallbladder and into the intestine. This prevents bile from building up. If bile builds up, it can be potentially toxic. This medication can also help decrease cholesterol in the bile by reducing production of it in the liver. Ursodiol can also reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food and increases its breakdown which can be especially helpful in removing gallstones that are made if cholesterol.

What results can I expect?

It can take weeks to months of using Ursodiol in your pet to see improvement in clinical symptoms and lab work.

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    Competitive price, easy to portion

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    Your pet is likely prescribed less than 250mg of Ursodiol per dose. Unlike some other brands of Ursodiol, these pills are easy to cut and do not crumble during the process.

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    My dog has a prescription for 120 tabs- they only sent 22(??) called customer service and Nicole took care of it- they are sending me the rest of the tablets! Thank you!

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