What is Generic Ursodiol?
This is an oral tablet that is used to treat diseases of the liver and gallbladder when used as directed by your veterinarian. It may also be used to help remove gallstones that contain cholesterol.
What are the benefits of Generic Ursodiol?
Usually well tolerated
Helps to treat certain diseases of the liver and gallbladder including chronic hepatitis
Can reduce the absorption of cholesterol and increase the breakdown of cholesterol
How is this medication given?
Give Generic Ursodiol only as directed by your veterinarian. Tablets should be given by mouth preferably with food. If you do not understand how to give Generic Ursodiol properly, always consult with your veterinarian.
How does this medication work?
Generic Ursodiol works by improving the flow of bile into and out of the gallbladder and into the intestine. This prevents bile from building up. If bile builds up, it can be potentially toxic. This medication can also help decrease cholesterol in the bile by reducing production of it in the liver. Generic Ursodiol can also reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food and increases its breakdown which can be especially helpful in removing gallstones that are made if cholesterol.
What results can I expect?
It can take weeks to months of using Generic Ursodiol in your pet to see improvement in clinical symptoms and lab work.