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Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Urso) Summary

Description: An epimer of chenodeoxycholic acid. It is a mammalian bile acid found first in the bear and is apparently either a precursor or a product of chenodeoxycholate. Its administration changes the composition of bile and may dissolve gallstones. It is used as a cholagogue and choleretic.

Also Known As: Urso; Ursodiol; 3 alpha,7 beta-Dihydroxy-5 beta-cholan-24-oic Acid; Antigen Brand of Ursodeoxycholic Acid; Aventis Brand of Ursodeoxycholic Acid Show All >>

Networked: 1805 relevant articles (301 outcomes, 304 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which Ursodeoxycholic Acid is Relevant

  1. Biliary Liver Cirrhosis (Primary Biliary Cirrhosis) : 76 outcomes 74 studies in 435 results
  2. Liver Diseases (Liver Disease) : 43 outcomes 19 studies in 255 results
  3. Cholestasis : 39 outcomes 17 studies in 203 results
  4. Gallstones (Gallstone) : 31 outcomes 56 studies in 320 results
  5. Pruritus (Itching) : 28 outcomes 12 studies in 93 results
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Drugs Related to Ursodeoxycholic Acid

  1. Cholesterol
  2. Chenodeoxycholic Acid (Chenix)
  3. Bile Acids and Salts (Bile Acids)
  4. Bilirubin
  5. Ursodeoxycholic Acid (Urso)
  6. Colchicine
  7. Primary sclerosing cholangitis
  8. Bezafibrate
  9. Interferon-alpha (Interferon Alfa)
  10. Prednisolone (Predate)
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Therapies Related to Ursodeoxycholic Acid

  1. Liver Transplantation
  2. Lithotripsy (Extracorporeal Shockwave Lithotripsy)
  3. Parenteral Nutrition
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  5. Oral Administration
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