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Ursodiol

Ursodiol Ursodiol is a prescription medication used to treat liver and gall bladder disease in cats and dogs. These tablets contain ursodeoxycholic acid, which inhibits the production of cholesterol in the liver. This improves the flow of bile from the gall bladder into the intestine, preventing the toxic bile from building up. This can be useful for patients suffering from cirrhosis, chronic hepatitis, and gallbladder disease.

By inhibiting the production of cholesterol, Ursodiol also reduces the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food and facilitates its lysis, which can also help prevent the formation of gallstones. In fact, administering this medication can even help dissolve certain types of stones that have already begun to form.

Key Features: Dissolves certain types of gallstones Removes toxic bile acids from vital organs Works for cats and dogs

Uses for Ursodiol Dissolves gallstones in patients as alternative to surgical removal Treats primary biliary cirrhosis Prevents gallstone formation in obese patients undergoing rapid weight loss

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Conditions For the dissolution of radiolucent, noncalcified gallstones less than 20 mm in greatest diameter in patients with systematic disease, advanced age, idiosyncratic reaction to anesthesia, or general aversion to surgery For treatment of biliary cirrhosis; used in cases of chronic hepatitis and congenital portosystemic shunts in cats For prevention of gallstone formation in obese patients undergoing rapid weight loss Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Ursodiol. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Ursodiol.

Dosing Give Ursodiol exactly as prescribed by your veterinarian Ursodiol is available in a 250 mg tablet It is important to follow administration directions, as missing doses can lower efficacy and double dosing can be harmful to your pet Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Ursodiol. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Ursodiol.

Administration Itís generally recommended that Ursodiol is administered with food to increase its absorption If a dose is missed, give the dose as soon as possible- but if more than a few hours have passed, skip the dose and return to the regular dosing schedule to avoid overdosing Administration directions will vary depending on both the pet and the condition being treated Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Ursodiol. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Ursodiol.

Side Effects As with all medications, some pets may experience an allergic reaction to Ursodiol- stop administering Ursodiol immediately and contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences: o Hives or facial swelling o Breathing difficulties

Other possible side effects include gastrointestinal distress (vomiting, diarrhea), jaundice, and headaches

Please Note: EntirelyPets.com does not carry Ursodiol. The content on this page is for information and education purposes only. Consult with your Veterinarian for more information on Ursodiol.