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Ursodiol (Urso)

Also known as Ursodeoxycholic Acid, (3Alpha,5Beta,7Beta)-3,7-Dihydroxycholan-24-Oic Acid, Actigall, Urso, and Deursil


Ursodiol, also known as ursodeoxycholic acid and the abbreviation UDCA, is one of the secondary bile acids, which are metabolic byproducts of intestinal bacteria.

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What is it prescribed for?

Patients are most commonly prescribed ursodiol to treat obesity, cystic fibrosis, metabolic disorder, and leukemia.

What side effects are related?

Patients taking ursodiol most commonly experience side effects like abdominal pain, diarrhea, and headache.

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