Urdox Capsule

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  • Contains / Salt: Ursodiol (Ursodeoxycholic Acid) (500 mg)
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Urdox Information

Urdox is a commercial drug that is prescribed in the form of Capsule. Primarily, it is used for the treatment of Liver Cirrhosis. Secondary and off-label uses of Urdox have also been mentioned below.

The correct dosage of Urdox depends on the patient's age, gender, and medical history. The condition it has been prescribed for, and the route of administration also determine the right dosage. This information has been provided in detail in the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Urdox include Hair Loss, Constipation. While these are the most often observed Urdox side effects, there are can be others also. These have been listed below. Usually, these side effects of Urdox go away soon, and do not persist beyond the duration of the treatment. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Urdox is Safe for pregnant women and Mild for women who are breastfeeding. Further, the section on Urdox related warnings talks about Urdox's effects on the liver, heart and kidney.

Other conditions have been mentioned below in the Urdox contraindications section.

Besides this, Urdox may also have severe interaction with some medicines. See below for a complete list.

Along with the above-mentioned precautions, remember that taking Urdox is considered not safe while driving, and is not addictive.



Urdox Benefits & Uses

Urdox is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

Urdox Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Liver Disease
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor
Geriatric
  • Disease: Liver Disease
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 3.5 mg/kg
  • Dosage Form: Tablet
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 4 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: As prescribed by the doctor

Urdox Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Urdox safe for pregnant women?


    There are no side effects of Urdox in pregnant women.

    Safe
  • Is the use of Urdox safe during breastfeeding?


    Urdox may have very limited harmful effects for breastfeeding women.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Urdox on the Kidneys?


    Urdox does not damage the kidneys.

    Safe
  • What is the effect of Urdox on the Liver?


    Side effects of Urdox rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Urdox on the Heart?


    Urdox is not harmful for the heart.

    Safe


Severe Interaction of Urdox with Other Drugs

Urdox should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Severe

Moderate



Urdox Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Urdox unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Urdox

  • Is this Urdox habit forming or addictive?


    Forming a habit of Urdox has not been reported.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    No, you should not drive or operate heavy machinery after taking Urdox as you may feel sleepy.

    Dangerous
  • Is it safe?


    Urdox is safe but it is important to consult a doctor before taking it.

    Safe, but take only on Doctor's advise
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    Urdox is unable to treat or cure mental disorders.

    No

Urdox Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Urdox


    Taking Urdox with food is safe.

    Safe
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Urdox


    Due to lack of research, there is no information about the side effects of taking Urdox with alcohol.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Urdox

Question over 5 years ago

How to take Urdox?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Urdox is taken orally, usually 2 to 3 times for managing the gallstones and twice for preventing the formation of gallstones in people who lose weight quickly. Urdox should be taken strictly as prescribed by your doctor. 

Question about 5 years ago

Does Urdox cause lower abdomen pain?

Dr. Piyush Malav MBBS, MS , General Surgery

Urdox is usually not associated with lower abdomen pain. But one must not ignore lower abdomen pain as lower abdomen pain could be an indication of undissolved gallstones and other underlying medical conditions. Take a mild painkiller and if the pain does not subside then seek medical attention without any further delay.

Question almost 5 years ago

Is Urdox safe for patients above 65 years of age?

Dr. Sangita Shah MBBS , General Physician

Urdox is a prescription drug and not much research has been done in geriatric patients (old age people). It has been found effective in dissolving small stones in the gallbladder and depending on the condition the doctor may recommend this drug to 65 years and above.

Question about 5 years ago

Will i need gallbladder removal after treatment with Urdox?

Dr. Saikat Mukherjee MBBS , General Physician

Your doctor will assess your condition after a course of Urdox for example 2-3 months. Depending upon the size and number of gallstones you doctor will take a decision whether gallbladder should be removed or not. With advancement in medical technology removal of the gallbladder has become a minimally invasive procedure and patient recovers from this operation within a few days.

Question about 5 years ago

Does Urdox cause depression?

Dr. Anand Singh MBBS , General Physician

Yes, Urdox may cause depression. It is one of the rare, yet potentially serious adverse reaction. If you experience the symptoms of depression while on Urdox, do not hesitate to discuss this with your physician and family members. Yoga and music have been very beneficial for people to lower the effects of stress and depression. But if you are experiencing major mood swings along with distorted thoughts you may require medical help. Contact your doctor without hesitation.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

KD Tripathi. [link]. Seventh Edition. New Delhi, India: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers; 2013: Page No 671

US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) [Internet]. Maryland. USA; Package leaflet information for the user; Urso 250® / Urso Forte® (ursodiol)



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