Ursodeoxycholic acid

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Used in, but in the UK not licenced for, obstetric cholestasis.

Contents

Introduction

Clinical Use

Indications

Administration

Oral

Clinical Issues

Only should be used in dissolution of gall stones with normal gall bladder function. May need long term prophylaxis after active treatment.

Contra-indications

  • Radio-opaque stones
  • Non functioning gall bladder or entero hepatic bile salt circulation

Cautions and Interactions

Side effects

Special advice

Pharmacology

References