Udiliv (Ursodesoxycholic Acid)
What is Udiliv (Ursodesoxycholic Acid) used for?
Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) is an oral medication prescribed to treat patients suffering from gallstones or primary biliary cirrhosis. It operates by decreasing cholesterol production in the liver to reduce the buildup of stones in the gallbladder. This treatment may also increase bile flow in patients with biliary cirrhosis. Your physician may prescribe it to treat other unlisted conditions, as well.
How should I use Udiliv (Ursodesoxycholic Acid)?
Always follow the directions of your physician while using Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) to get the most effective results from treatment. One tablet is normally taken two to three times daily, but your individual instructions will depend on the condition being treated, your current health, and the severity of your symptoms. Swallow the tablets whole and unaltered along with a large glass of water. Do not split, chew, or crush the tablets before use to avoid destroying or altering the effects of their contents. Ask your pharmacist or physician if you have any questions about the medicine to ensure the correct usage.
What are the side effects of Udiliv (Ursodesoxycholic Acid)?
Some patients using Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) have reported experiencing side effects such as:
Stop using the medication and contact your physician immediately if you experience any unusual symptoms that are intense or worrying. Be especially cautious about any signs of an allergic reaction such as hives, swelling, or difficulty breathing. These conditions may require lower doses, reduced frequency of administration, or emergency medical attention in serious cases.
Do not begin using Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) if you are breastfeeding, pregnant, if you could become pregnant, if you have a blockage of the bile duct, inflammation of the gall bladder, chronic liver disease, a gall bladder that no longer contracts or empties, inflammatory bowel disease, painful gallstones, or gallstones with high calcium content. You are also advised to disclose any chronic health conditions you have that may cause complications during treatment to make sure the correct adjustments are made to your regimen.
Strictly follow all instructions provided to you by your physician or pharmacist while using Udiliv (Ursodeoxycholic Acid). Optimum and safe dosage can differ based on the patient and the condition being treated.
As this medication may be unsafe for certain patients, it is essential you always inform your physician if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, as well as if you have any allergies, other illnesses, or ongoing health conditions, and if you are taking any other form of medication, supplements, or herbal products.
Immediately seek emergency medical care if you have an allergic or hypersensitive reaction. Common signs of a reaction include hives, swelling, skin rashes, chest pains, as well as trouble breathing or swallowing.