Urso is a brand name medication that helps increase bile flow from the liver to the gallbladder in patients with cholestatic liver diseases, such a primary biliary cirrhosis.
Bile is essential in the digestion of fats as well as for the elimination of waste products. In patients with cholestatic liver disease, bile flow is reduced which can lead to serious liver tissue damage. Doctors prescribe Urso because it changes the composition of the patient’s bile so that its flow is increased.
The generic ingredient in Urso is ursodiol, which is a bile acid. For patients with reduced bile flow, the increased amount of ursodiol causes increased movement of the bile from the liver to the gall bladder.
You should take Urso with food, taken in two to four divided doses. It is important to take Urso for the full duration of treatment, even if you begin to feel better.
These may not be all the side effects of Urso 500mg.
Do not take Urso if you have an allergy to ursodiol or to any ingredient in the formulation. Do not take this medication if you have a blockage of bile flow due to widespread liver disease or complete blockage due to other diseases.
Prior to using Urso, you should let your doctor know if you have swelling of the abdomen, severe stomach pain or bleeding from swollen veins or arteries. Speak to your doctor if you are taking any other prescription or non-prescription drugs.
It is recommended that you keep this medication in a closed container at room temperature, away from the reach of children.
Cholestatic liver disease occurs when there is a reduction of bile flow from the liver to the gallbladder. One type of cholestatic liver disease is called primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) where there is inflammation, thickening and destruction of the bile ducts. The buildup of bile can lead to the development of scar tissue or fibrosis, which is a marker of liver damage. If the condition worsens, the liver slowly deteriorates and is unable to function normally. PBC is a disease that mostly affects women aged 40 to 60 years old. The good news is that with treatments to manage PBC, less than 50 percent of patients progress to cirrhosis. Since ‘cirrhosis’ is often associated with alcohol, PBC patients have asked for a name change to more accurately describe the disease. Primary biliary cirrhosis is sometimes known as primary biliary cholangitis. Common symptoms may include dry mouth and eyes, pruritis (itching), and jaundice.
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