Ursodiol is used to treat certain liver and gallbladder diseases in
dogs and cats. It may also be used for gallstones that contain cholesterol.
- Removes toxic bile acids
- Dissolves some types of gall bladder stones
- Helpful in treating cirrhosis and chronic active hepatitis
Ursodiol improves the flow of bile through the liver into the gall bladder and improves the flow of bile from the gall bladder to the small intestines. It also aids in preventing the build up of potentially toxic bile in the liver.
Ursodiol also reduces the amount of cholesterol the liver produces and thereby reduces levels in the bile. It also reduces cholesterol absorption from the GI tract and increases it's breakdown.
Active Ingredients per capsule:
Ursodiol (ursodeoxycholic acid) . . . 300 mg
Keep out of the reach of children and pets.
Ursodiol is not FDA approved for use in animals; however, it is a commonly
accepted practice for veterinarians to use this medication in dogs and cats.
Give this medication as directed by your veterinarian. Dosages may vary based on
the severity of symptoms. Give this medication with food.
Side effects of ursodiol include diarrhea, vomiting, depression, or jaundice.
Ursodiol should not be used in animals allergic to it or other bile acid like
drugs. Do not use this product in rabbits, guinea pigs, or other similar
animals. Use with caution in animals with pancreatitis, bile duct obstruction,
or inflammation of the gallbladder or bile ducts. Do not give this medication
with aluminum containing antacids. Do not give with acetaminophen. The safety of
ursodiol in pregnant or lactating animals has not been determined in all animal
species. Always tell your veterinarian and pharmacist what other medications
your pet is taking.
Keep medication in the container, tightly closed. Store at room temperature,
away from excess heat, light and moisture. Throw away any medication that is
outdated or no longer needed.
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