Ursodiol is a prescription generic medication that treats certain liver and gallbladder diseases. It may also be used to help remove gallstones that contain cholesterol.
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How does Ursodiol work?
Ursodiol works by improving the flow of bile into and out of the gall bladder and into the intestine. It also prevents a potentially toxic build up of bile. It decreases the amount of cholesterol in bile by reducing the amount of cholesterol the liver produces. Ursodiol also reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food and increases its breakdown, especially cholesterol that has formed into gallstones.
Ursadiol capsules are given orally, preferably with food.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian.
If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Unless advised differently, give Ursodiol with food.
Ursodiol is a long-term therapy that must be given continuously to be effective, so follow your veterinarian's directions carefully.
Ursadiol may cause diarrhea in some animals. May actually worsen liver disease in some animals. Signs may include vomiting, depression, or jaundice yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes. Consult your veterinarian if you notice any of the above side effects.
If your pet experiences an allergic reaction to the medication, signs may include facial swelling, hives, scratching, sudden onset of diarrhea, vomiting, shock, seizures, pale gums, cold limbs, or coma. If you observe any of these signs, contact your veterinarian immediately