Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml contains Ursodoxycholic as an active ingredient.

 

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is used in the treatment of gallstones and primary biliary cirrhosis.

 

Take this medication orally with or without meals, usually once or as prescribed by the doctor. 

 

The dosage is based on the medical condition, weight, and response to treatment of the patient

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Type

Suspension – Syrup

Feature

250mg/5ml

Unit

ml

Formula

Ursodeoxycholic Acid

Composition

Ursodeoxycholic Acid 250 mg / 5 ml

Brand

AGP Pharma

Prescription Required

Yes

How to use, Side effects, Uses, Formula & Composition

About

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is prescribed for the treatment and prevention of gallstones and primary biliary cholangitis. Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml may even be prescribed for hepatobiliary diseases that are associated with cystic fibrosis in patients aged 6 years and above.

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is to be ingested daily with plenty of water to help dilute the taste of the medicine. It’s advised to not stop treatment with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml without consulting a physician. Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is safe to be ingested by infants aged 1 month and above.

The dosage of Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is entirely dependent upon the patient’s weight, medical condition, the patient’s response to the drug, and any adverse effects felt by the patient. It is recommended that patients ingest Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is not prescribed to pregnant and/or lactating patients. A lower dosage of the drug may be prescribed to elderly patients with other illnesses (such as kidney and liver impairment). The intake of alcohol is prohibited while undergoing treatment with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml as it may cause dizziness.

Indications

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml can be used to treat:

  • Gallstones 
  • Primary biliary cholangitis 

How Does Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml Work

The exact mechanism of action of Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is unknown, but studies have shown that Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml effectively lowers the levels of cholesterol by decreasing the production and secretion of cholesterol from the Liver. Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml has shown to decrease the amount of cholesterol absorbed by the intestines as well as promote the flow of bile through the liver; all these actions combined treat/prevent gallstones along with primary biliary cholangitis.

How To Use Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is to be ingested daily with plenty of water to help dilute the taste of the medicine It’s advised to not stop treatment with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml without consulting a physician. Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is safe to be ingested by infants aged 1 month and above.

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is available in a liquid form. It is therefore advised to shake the Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml bottle well before each use. The dosage ought to be carefully measured by an adult before giving it to a child/infant.

The dosage of Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is dependent upon the patient’s age, medical condition, patient’s response to the drug, any medications patient might be having along with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml and any adverse effects felt by the patient. It is recommended that patients ingest Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml at the same time each day and put an alarm as a reminder if need be.

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is not prescribed to pregnant and/or lactating patients. A lower dosage of the drug may be prescribed to elderly patients with other illnesses (such as kidney and liver impairment). The intake of alcohol is prohibited while undergoing treatment with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml as it may cause dizziness.

Dosage

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml’s dosage and duration of treatment may differ for each patient, as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their weight, stage of illness, each patient’s response to Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.

Adult Dosage

Dosage for patients aged 18 years and above is entirely dependent upon each patient’s weight.

Gallstones:  5, 5ml doses may be prescribed to be ingested; daily by patients aged 18 years and above. The dose may be divided to be ingested throughout the day, preferably with meals.

Primary Biliary Cirrhosis:   3, 5ml doses may be prescribed to be ingested; daily for the first three months of treatment by patients aged 18 years and above. After 3 months, patients are advised to ingest a 5ml dose once daily. The dose may be divided to be ingested throughout the day, preferably with meals.

Child Dosage

Dosage for patients aged 18 years and below is entirely dependent upon each patient’s weight.

Gallstones: 10mg of 250mg of the drug is prescribed per kg of body weight to help dissolve cholesterol-rich gallstones. The dose may be divided into smaller doses that may be ingested throughout the day, preferably with meals.

Cystic Fibrosis: 20mg of 250mg of the drug is prescribed per kg of body weight, at the start of treatment; this dose may increase (up to 30mg per kg) or decrease during the treatment depending upon the patient’s symptoms and needs. The dose may be divided into smaller doses that may be ingested throughout the day, preferably with meals.

Elderly Dosage

Dosage for patients aged 65 years and above, is entirely dependent upon each patient’s weight and any other disease that the patient might be suffering from.

Pregnancy Use and Lactation

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is deemed unsafe to be prescribed to pregnant and breastfeeding women. If you are undergoing treatment with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml and become pregnant, inform your doctor immediately, the doctor will ask you to stop using Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml.

Contraindications

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml:

  • Allergic reaction to Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml or any other drug or ingredient
  • Moderate to severe diseases or impairment of the biliary tract 
  • Moderate to severe diseases or impairment of the Gall’s bladder
  • Moderate to severe diseases or ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract and/or stomach
  • Moderate to severe Liver disease/impairment 
  • Biliary colic 
  • Gallstones
  • Biliary atresia 
  • Pregnant women 

Precautions 

Please tell your doctor if you have a history of any of the following before using Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml:

  • Ascites
  • Mild to moderate Liver disease/impairment 
  • Mild to moderate diseases or impairment of the biliary tract 
  • Mild to moderate diseases or impairment of the Gall’s bladder
  • Mild to moderate diseases or ulcers of the gastrointestinal tract and/or stomach
  • Pancreatitis 
  • Variceal bleeding 

Interactions With Other Medications

Please tell your doctor about the use of the following before using Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml:

  • Cholestyramine 
  • Colestipol 
  • Antacids
  • Bile acid sequestering agents 
  • Estrogens
  • Cyclosporin
  • Ciprofloxacin
  • Certain oral contraceptives 

Adverse Effects

Common Adverse Effects

Like most medicines,Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml has certain side effects which include:

  • Stomach problems (such as nausea, and diarrhea)
  • Dizziness 
  • Fatigue 
  • Headache 

These effects tend to be mild and resolve in a few days of taking Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml.

Rare Adverse Effects

If any of the following adverse effects are seen or felt, the patient is advised to immediately contact their doctor:

  • Thirst
  • Easy bruising 
  • Swelling of hands and feet 
  • Muscular aches and pains 

How To Cope with Some of The Adverse Effects

  • Headaches- In which case make sure you rest and drink plenty of fluids. Avoid the use of alcohol. Take a prescribed painkiller. Consult your doctor if the headaches last longer than a week or are severe
  • Feeling or being sick (nausea or vomiting) or diarrhea –Avoid eating rich or spicy food. It might help to take medication after food. If you’re sick, try drinking small, frequent sips of water.
  • Feeling dizzy (lightheaded) or weak –If the medication makes you feel dizzy or weak, stop what you’re doing and sit or lie down until you feel better, and do not rise too fast or immediately from a sitting or lying down position to a standing posture. Do not drive or use tools or machinery in case of any of these effects.
  • Muscular Aches and Pains- A hot or cold compress can be placed at the area of discomfort to bring relief; an over-the-counter pain reliever such as paracetamol or ibuprofen can be ingested to bring ease as well. Avoid high-intensity exercise while suffering from muscular pain.
  • Fatigue- Patients experiencing this adverse effect, are advised to take deep breaths, intake tea or coffee, get a good night’s rest, and not overburden themselves for a few days.

FAQs

#1. What Lab Tests Will Be Prescribed While Treatment With to Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml And How Often?

The physician is likely to periodically (every 3-4 months) prescribe lab tests to monitor the patient’s kidney functions, liver functions, and blood pressure levels.

#2. Can I Take Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml During My Pregnancy?

No,Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is deemed unsafe to be ingested during pregnancy.

#3. Is It Safe to Have Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml Along with Oral Contraceptives?

Not all oral contraceptives are safe to be taken while undergoing treatment with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml as certain oral contraceptives (birth control pills) may negatively interact with Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml.

#4. How To Store Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml?

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is to be kept away from the reach of children, in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and humidity as that tends to ruin certain drugs. Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is not to be ingested past its expiry date.

#5. What If I Take Too Much Of Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml?

In case of too much consumption by accident, kindly contact your doctor or nearby hospital right away. The amount of medication that can result in severe side effects varies from person to person. An overdose results in slowing down of heart rate and difficulty breathing accompanied by dizziness and fainting spells.

#6. What If I Miss a Dose Of Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml?

If you miss a dose of the medication, make sure you take it as soon as possible on that same day. If you don’t remember you missed the dose until the next dosage time or the next day, do not double the dose and take your medication as per schedule.

#7. How Is Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml Supposed to Be Taken?

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is to be ingested daily with plenty of water to help dilute the taste of the medicine. Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml is available in a liquid form. It is therefore advised to shake the Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml bottle well before each use. The dosage ought to be carefully measured by an adult before giving it to a child/infant.

#8. Is It Safe to Have Antacids for Indigestion Along With Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml?

No. As certain antacids containing magnesium and/or aluminum may interact with the absorption of Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml by the body and are therefore advised to be ingested a minimum of 2 hours before the intake of Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml.

#9. How To Decide How Much Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml To Take?

Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml’s dosage and duration of treatment may differ for each patient, as the treatment regime for each patient depends upon their body weight, stage of illness, each patient’s response to Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml and any pre-existing medical condition a patient might have.

#10. Can Urso 250mg/5ml Suspension 120 ml Cause Dizziness? If So, How Should I Manage It?

Yes. It can cause dizziness as one of the most common side effects. If this happens, you should sit or lie down until the symptoms pass. However, please note this is temporary and usually goes away as the treatment continues. It is also advised to avoid the consumption of alcohol during your treatment, as it may worsen the dizziness.