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Generic name: Ursodiol Ur-so-DY’-all] Brand Names: Reltone, Urso, and Urso Forte
The class of drug: gallstone solubilizing agents

What is Urso?

Urso capsules can be used to dissolve small gallstones that are not removed by surgery or to stop gallstones that can develop when you experience fast weight loss. This medication will not dissolve gallstones that are calcified.

Urso pills are prescribed to manage primary biliary disease cirrhosis, which is an auto-immune disorder that causes the gradual loss of bile drains in your liver.Urso can also be used to treat conditions not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Urso

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you are experiencing symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, such as difficulty breathing, hives, and swelling of your lips, face, and tongue,

Urso could cause serious adverse side effects. Consult with a doctor immediately if you experience:

  • Burning or pain after you urinate;
  • Stomach pain or discomfort, constipation, vomiting;
  • Liver issues: nausea and stomach pains in the upper region, itching, fatigue, loss of appetite dark urine, stools that are clay-colored, jaundice (yellowing of the eyes or skin), as well as
  • Symptoms of symptoms of a sign of a new--sudden symptoms of weakness or an ill-feeling, fever, chills, sore throat, mouth sores, skin ulcers, or difficulty swallowing.

Common adverse effects of Urso could include:

  • Upset stomach, nausea, vomiting;
  • Diarrhea, constipation;
  • Cough, sore throat
  • Painful urination;
  • Hair loss;
  • Lower back pain.

This isn't an exhaustive list of possible side effects, and other side effects could occur.Consult your physician if experiencing adverse effects and report them immediately to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Take only according to the directions. Inform your doctor if you take other medications or suffer from any other medical condition or allergies.

Before you take this drug

It is not recommended to make use of Urso in the event that you are allergic to it or if you suffer from an obstruction of your gallbladder or liver.

Tell your doctor if:

  • You've been coughing up blood for a while.
  • You have been gaining weight quickly, and you've noticed it most prominently on your face and midsection.

Inform your doctor if you are breastfeeding or pregnant.Any person under 18 is not authorized to use these materials.

How to take Urso?

Follow the directions on your prescription label, and review all medication guides and instructions sheets. Follow the medication exactly as prescribed.Use your Urso Tablet along with your food.It is possible to cut the tablet in half to get the dosage.Suck each tablet piece in whole in a glass of water. Broken tablets may give off an unpleasant taste.

If a tablet is broken, keep it apart from the rest of the tablets and make use of it within 28 days following the break.Utilize Urso frequently to achieve the most effective results.Doses are determined by weight.Your dosage could change if you gain or lose weight.

There are a variety of medical tests you may require for gallbladder ultrasound examinations as well as blood tests to determine the liver's function. You could also require liver function tests at least every six months following the time you stopped taking Urso.Consult with a physician if symptoms worsen or don't improve over time.

To treat gallstones, you would need to take Urso for a period of time. Certain gallstones will not dissolve, and you could be able to develop new gallstones in the next five years following treatment. Talk to your doctor about the risks.Close tightly in a cool, dry place far from heat and humidity.

What happens if I miss a dose?

You should take the medication as quickly as you can. However, do not take any missed doses if it's nearing the time to take the next dose. Don't take two doses at a time.

Refill your prescription prior to the expiration date of your medication.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact the Poison Help Line toll-free at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Talk to your doctor prior to taking an antacid. Make sure to use only the one that your doctor recommends.

Interaction with other drugs

It might be more difficult for the body's ability to absorb urine when you are taking certain cholesterol-lowering medications, like:

  • Antacids that contain aluminum
  • Cholestyramine;
  • Colestipol.

Discuss with your doctor any other medications, particularly contraceptives for birth, clofibrate, and other hormones.

Other drugs can also influence Urso. Other medications can affect Urso, including prescription and non-prescription medicine, vitamins, and herbal products. Some interactions with drugs are not listed here. Are listed here.



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