Ursodiol is a naturally occurring bile acid that is used for treating liver disease and for the management of cholesterol-containing gallstones.
Dogs and Cats
Choleretic, Bile Acid, Hepatoprotectant
Product Description & Form
*Tablet size, color, shape, markings, or coating may be different from description. Ursodiol is a generic medication, and therefore we may have different manufacturers at any given time. Tablets may vary in appearance.
Current Manufacturer: BluePoint
Ursodiol 250 mg Tablets 30 ct: 15 mm, white (to off-white), oval, film coated tablet, not scored, imprinted with G72;250. (NDC 68001-0377-00)
- Dissolves certain types of bladder stones
- Removes toxic bile acids to treat liver and gall bladder disease
- May also be helpful for treating cirrhosis and chronic active hepatitis
- Contains ursodeoxycholic acid to help restore healthy liver function
Microcrystalline cellulose, unspecified povidone, sodium starch glycolate type A potato, magnesium stearate, unspecified ethylcellulose, dibutyl sebacate, carnauba wax, unspecified hypromellose, polyethylene glycol 3350, polyethylene glycol 8000, cetyl alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate.
Ursodiol should be given orally as directed by your veterinarian.
Give the dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose, and continue with the regular schedule. Do not give 2 doses at once.
Side effects may include diarrhea, but this medication is generally well tolerated.
Other side effects may occur. If you notice anything unusual, contact your veterinarian.
Drug & Food Interactions
The following drugs can potentially interact with ursodiol: aluminum containing antacids, cholestyramine, cyclosporine, fenofibrate, gemfibrozil, and taurine. Contact your veterinarian if your pet experiences any unusual reactions when different medications are given together.
Make sure to tell your veterinarian what other medication or supplements you are giving to your pet. Quite often your veterinarian may prescribe two different medications, even if a drug interaction may occur. In this case, your veterinarian may vary the dose and/or monitor your pet more closely.
This medication does not have an FDA approved indication for use in animals, but it is a common and acceptable practice for veterinarians to prescribe this human medication for use in animals.
Allergic reactions to medications may occur. Be sure to inform VetSource and your veterinarian if your pet has any known drug sensitivities or allergies. If your pet displays symptoms of an allergic reaction, call your veterinarian immediately or go to a veterinary emergency clinic. Symptoms may include but are not limited to: swollen lips, tongue, face, airways; difficulty breathing; agitation; profuse salivation; vomiting; widespread hives and itching.
If you are concerned that your pet has experienced an adverse reaction to this medication, please contact Vetsource customer service at 877-738-4443.
Store at 68Â°F to 77Â°F in controlled room temperature. Keep this medicine out of reach of children. Store in a childproof container. Store this medicine in a cool, dry place at room temperature. Store away from heat and direct sunlight. Do not store this medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink or in damp places. The medicine may break down if exposed to heat or moisture.
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