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Usoliv contains Ursodiol / Ursodeoxycholic acid as the active ingredient which is a bile acid of natural origin. It reduces cholesterol absorption and is used to dissolve (cholesterol) gallstones in patients who want an alternative to surgery.
Ursodiol / Ursodeoxycholic acid inhibits absorption of cholesterol, bile acid in the intestine and suppresses hepatic synthesis and secretion of endogenous cholesterol. That is a hydrophilic
bile acid that solubilizes cholesterol and promotes its dispersion in aqueous fluids, reducing viscosity and improving bile flow. In that way it prevents gallstones and other cholestatic diseases.
Usoliv Tablet is used for primary biliary cirrhosis and gallbladder stones.
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Common Side Effects are Nausea, Rash, Hair loss, Itching, Abdominal pain.
Diarrhea may occur as a side effect. Drink plenty of fluids and inform your doctor if it doesn't stop or if you find blood in your stools.