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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Topic Guide

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis: Primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) is a chronic, progressive disease of the bile ducts that channel bile from the liver into the intestines. There is an association between primary sclerosing cholangitis and ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Symptoms of primary sclerosing cholangitis include: Primary sclerosing cholangitis is treated with medications and in some cases, liver transplant.

Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Topic Guide - Visuals

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Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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calcium citrate Calcium Citrate

Calcium is a mineral that is found naturally in foods. Calcium is necessary for many normal functions of the body, especially bone formation and maintenance....learn more »

tacrolimus (oral) Tacrolimus (oral)

Tacrolimus weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the immun...learn more »

ursodiol Ursodiol

Ursodiol is a bile acid that decreases the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver and absorbed by the intestines. Ursodiol helps break down cholesterol...learn more »

mercaptopurine Mercaptopurine

Mercaptopurine is a cancer medicine that interferes with the growth and spread of cancer cells in the body...learn more »

cholestyramine Cholestyramine

Cholestyramine helps reduce cholesterol (fatty acids) in the blood. High cholesterol is associated with an increased risk of heart disease and atherosclerosi...learn more »

colchicine Colchicine

Colchicine affects the way the body responds to uric acid crystals, which reduces swelling and pain...learn more »

cyclosporine Cyclosporine

Cyclosporine weakens your body's immune system, to help keep it from "rejecting" a transplanted organ such as a kidney. Organ rejection happens when the imm...learn more »

methotrexate (injection) Methotrexate (injection)

Methotrexate interferes with the growth of certain cells of the body, especially cells that reproduce quickly, such as cancer cells, bone marrow cells, and s...learn more »

methotrexate (oral) Methotrexate (oral)

Methotrexate interferes with the growth of certain cells of the body, especially cells that reproduce quickly, such as cancer cells, bone marrow cells, and s...learn more »

rifampin Rifampin

Rifampin is an antibiotic that fights bacteria and prevents it from spreading in your body...learn more »