IN THIS ARTICLE
- What is ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- What are the possible side effects of ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- What is the most important information I should know about ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- How should I take ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- What happens if I miss a dose (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- What happens if I overdose (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- What should I avoid while taking ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- What other drugs will affect ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
- Where can I get more information?
What happens if I miss a dose (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time. Do not take extra medicine to make up the missed dose.
What happens if I overdose (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much of this medicine.
An overdose of ursodiol is likely to cause diarrhea.
What should I avoid while taking ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
Avoid using antacids without your doctor's advice. Use only the specific type of antacid your doctor recommends. Antacids contain different medicines and some types can make it harder for your body to absorb ursodiol.
What other drugs will affect ursodiol (Actigall, Urso, Urso Forte)?
Before taking ursodiol, tell your doctor if you are using any of the following drugs:
- cholestyramine (Questran);
- colestipol (Colestid);
- estrogens (birth control pills or hormone replacement); or
- antacids that contain aluminum, such as Rolaids, Mylanta, or Maalox).
If you are using any of these drugs, you may not be able to use ursodiol or you may need dosage adjustments or special tests during treatment.
There may be other drugs not listed that can affect ursodiol. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.
Where can I get more information?
Your pharmacist has more information about ursodiol written for health professionals that you may read.
Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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