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What are Gallbladder Stones?

The gallbladder is present on the right side of the abdominal cavity and has an appearance of a pear. Gallstones or cholelithiasis are hardened stone-like deposits of calcium and other salts inside the gallbladder.

The deposits can obstruct gall bladder ducts, causing pain and other symptoms. Occasionally, you may not realise you have stones in your gallbladder until the symptoms manifest.

What are the main signs and symptoms?

In many cases, gallstones are asymptomatic. They may remain silent in the gallbladder for a long time. However, symptoms appear once the stones obstruct a duct. These include

There are two types of stones:

  • Cholesterol stones
  • Pigment stones

What are the main causes?

  • Excessive cholesterol in the bile can cause cholesterol stones. If bile contains excessive cholesterol, it remains undissolved and hardens to form stones.
  • The bile contains a pigment called bilirubin. In some disorders of the liver or in blood cell diseases, excessive bilirubin is formed, leading to the formation of pigment stones.
  • If the gallbladder is not functioning correctly, its contents do not get emptied and accumulate to form stones.
  • Some risk factors include diabetes, hormonal imbalances, obesity, and oral contraceptives.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

The physician will assess your symptoms and then advise a CT scan or an ultrasound to look for stones. Diagnosis includes a liver function test to check the health of the liver and gallbladder. A bile duct obstruction is checked using a special dye flowing through the duct and visualized under an X-ray. Blood investigations also help check for any associated complications and infections.

If a patient with gallstones is asymptomatic, no treatment is required. The removal of the gallbladder through surgery is the most preferred way to tackle gallstones that have a tendency to recur. The absence of the gallbladder after removal does not affect any physiological functions of the body. Rarely, medicines are used to dissolve the stones. However, these are not as effective as the surgical approach, and the recurrence rate is high.

  1. Medicines for Gallbladder Stones
  2. Doctors for Gallbladder Stones
Dr. Mahesh Kumar Gupta

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Dr. Vineet Mishra


Medicines for Gallbladder Stones

Medicines listed below are available for Gallbladder Stones. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
ActibileActibile 150 Mg Tablet134.0
GolbiGolbi 150 Mg Tablet123.0
SorbidiolSorbidiol 150 Mg Tablet118.0
UdihepUdihep 150 Mg Tablet183.0
Udiliv TabletUdiliv 150 Mg Tablet149.0
UlysesUlyses 150 Mg Tablet129.0
UrsetorUrsetor 150 Mg Tablet107.0
UrsocolUrsocol 150 Mg Tablet119.0
UrsokemUrsokem 150 Mg Tablet125.0
UrsomaxUrsomax 150 Mg Tablet113.0
AliveonAliveon 150 Mg Tablet82.0
BilefixBilefix 300 Mg Tablet373.0
CholidolCholidol 150 Mg Tablet138.0
EstucholEstuchol 150 Mg Tablet129.0
FortibileFortibile 150 Mg Tablet100.0
GemiuroGemiuro 300 Mg Capsule229.0
HepakindHepakind 150 Mg Tablet100.0
HepalifeHepalife 300 Mg Tablet Cr217.0
HepexaHepexa 150 Mg Tablet121.0
HepsodilHepsodil 300 Mg Tablet288.0
LevalonLevalon 150 Mg Tablet94.0
SolubidSolubid 150 Mg Tablet119.0
UdaUda 150 Mg Tablet96.0
UdcamentUdcament 125 Mg/5 Ml Suspension296.0
UdchampUdchamp 150 Mg Tablet95.0
UdcolivUdcoliv 150 Mg Tablet120.0
UdebileUdebile 150 Mg Tablet89.0
UdicolUdicol 150 Mg Tablet114.0
UdigalUdigal 150 Mg Tablet199.0
UdigoldUdigold 150 Mg Tablet112.0
UdikoolUdikool 300 Mg Tablet161.0
Udimarin Forte SrUdimarin Forte Sr 450 Mg Tablet395.0
UrdiogemUrdiogem 150 Mg Tablet111.0
UrdohepUrdohep 150 Mg Tablet96.0
UrmedUrmed 300 Mg Tablet234.0
UrsUrs 150 Mg Tablet197.0
UrsobileUrsobile 150 Mg Tablet105.0
UrsodayUrsoday 150 Mg Tablet152.0
UrsodoxUrsodox 150 Mg Tablet120.0
UrsofordUrsoford 150 Mg Tablet114.0
Ursoford SrUrsoford Sr 500 Mg Tablet298.0
UrsolUrsol 150 Mg Tablet85.0
UrsolicUrsolic 150 Mg Tablet104.0
GenursoGenurso 300 Mg Tablet212.0
HepatinicHepatinic 125 Mg/5 Ml Suspension298.0
LivokindLivokind 150 Mg Tablet77.0
StonilStonil Suspension79.0
UdironUdiron 300 Mg Tablet210.0
UdiwokUdiwok 150 Mg Tablet114.0
UdmaxUdmax 150 Mg Tablet120.0
UrchilUrchil 150 Mg Tablet84.0
Urchil ForteUrchil Forte 300 Mg Tablet179.0
UrdoxUrdox Capsule142.0
UricureUricure 150 Mg Tablet107.0
UrijonUrijon 300 Mg Tablet240.0
UrostoneUrostone 300 Mg Tablet280.0
UrsocadUrsocad 150 Mg Tablet106.0
UrsodilUrsodil 250 Mg Tablet206.0
UrsotabUrsotab 150 Mg Tablet93.0
UdimarinUdimarin 140 Mg/300 Mg Tablet0.0
ActimarinActimarin 70 Mg/150 Mg Tablet0.0
Gemiuro PlusGemiuro Plus Tablet0.0
Udimarin ForteUdimarin Forte 140 Mg/300 Mg Tablet0.0
UdiplusUdiplus 140 Mg/300 Mg Tablet0.0
Ulyses PlusUlyses Plus 140 Mg/300 Mg Tablet0.0
UdibonUdibon 140 Mg/300 Mg Tablet359.0
Urdohep SlUrdohep Sl 140 Mg/300 Mg Tablet273.9
Ursetor PlusUrsetor Plus 300 Mg/140 Mg Tablet306.61
Ursodox PlusUrsodox Plus Tablet298.0
Ursokem PlusUrsokem Plus 140 Mg/300 Mg Tablet341.0
Ursolic PlusUrsolic Plus Tablet250.0
Hapexa MHapexa M 500 Mg/150 Mg Tablet154.0
Hepexa MHepexa M 500 Mg/150 Mg Tablet154.0
Liv AptLiv Apt 250 Mg/70 Mg/50 Mg Tablet410.0
ADEL 34Adel 34 Ailgeno Drop215.0
Schwabe Aesculus PentarkanAesculus Pentarkan Drop280.0
Dr. Reckeweg Carduus Mar DilutionCarduus Mar Dilution 1 M155.0
ADEL Carduus Mar DilutionCarduus Marianus Dilution 1 M155.0
Schwabe Carduus Marianus PentarkanCarduus Marianus Pentarkan Tablet140.0
ADEL Cholesterinum DilutionCholesterinum Dilution 1 M155.0
Dr. Reckeweg Cholesterinum DilutionCholesterinum Trituration Tablet 3 X190.0
SBL Kalmegh SyrupKalmegh Paediatric Drop60.0
Dr. Reckeweg Leptandra DilutionLeptandra Dilution 1 M155.0
SBL Liver TonicLiv T Paediatric Tonic105.0
Omeo Liver SyrupOmeo Liver Syrup49.0
Dr. Reckeweg Pichi DilutionPichi Dilution 1 M155.0
Dr. Reckeweg R42Reckeweg R42 Varicose Veins Drop200.0
Dr. Reckeweg R7Reckeweg R7 Liver And Gall Bladder Drop200.0

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