英文药名：URSO granules 5％(Ursodeoxycholic Acid)
URSO granules 5％
3α, 7β-Dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oic acid
URSO granules 5％(Ursodeoxycholic Acid ウルソ顆粒5％)
Brand name : Urso granules 5%
Active ingredient: Ursodeoxycholic acid
Dosage form: white granules
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Effects of this medicine
This medicine increases bile secretion and thereby improves the bile flow. This medicine replaces hydrophobic bile acids in the liver, resulting in alleviation of hepatotoxicity. Moreover, this medicine inhibits cytokine/chemokine production and the infiltration of inflammatory cells into the liver, leading to improvement of liver dysfunction. In addition to these effects, this medicine provides dissolution of gallstones and improvement of digestion and absorption.
Usually, it is used to treat disease of biliary system and liver disease resulting from bile flow retention, improve liver function in chlonic liver disease, improve dyspepsia after small intestine resection and that in inflammatory disease of small intestine, and dissolve cholesterol gallstones.
Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist
•If you ever experienced any allergic reaction (itch, rash etc.) to any medicine.
If you are patients with complete biliary obstruction and fulminant hepatitis.
•If you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
•If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)
Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)
•Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is <<to be written by a healthcare professional>>
•General dosage regimen: For treatment of liver disease and improvement of liver function and dyspepsia, for adults, take 1 g (50 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, three times a day. It should be adjusted according to your disease, age and symptom. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
For dissolution of cholesterol gallstones, for adults, take 4 g (200 mg of the active ingredient) at a time, three times a day. It should be adjusted according to your age and symptom. Strictly follow the instructions of your doctor/pharmacist.
•If you are ordered to use the medicine on regular schedule and you missed a dose, take a dose as soon as possible. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. DO NOT take double doses to make up for the missed dose.
•If you took too much of the medicine (more than ordered), check with your doctor/pharmacist.
•Do not stop taking the medicine without the instructions of your doctor.
Precautions while taking this medicine
•Possible adverse reactions to this medicine
Common side effects are reported as below. If any of them occurs, check with your doctor/pharmacist: diarrhea, nausea, itching, urticaria, rash, erythema, etc.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
•fever, dry cough, respiratory distress[interstitial pneumonia]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.
Storage conditions and other information
•Keep out of the reach of children. Store away from heat, humidity and direct sunlight.
•If any medicine is left, do not store them. You must discard the remainder.
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