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Ursodiol Capsules

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Veterinarians may prescribe Ursodiol when your pet suffers from certain diseases of the liver and gallbladder.

What is Ursodiol?This is an oral capsule that is used to treat diseases of the liver and gallbladder when used as directed by your veterinarian. It may also be used to help remove gallstones that contain cholesterol.

What are the benefits of Ursodiol?
  • Usually well tolerated
  • Helps to treat certain diseases of the liver and gallbladder including chronic hepatitis
  • Can reduce the absorption of cholesterol and increase the breakdown of cholesterol

Formulated for:dogs and cats. Do not use in guinea pigs, rabbits, or other small mammals.

How is this medication given?Give Ursodiol only as directed by your veterinarian. Capsules should be given by mouth preferably with food. If you do not understand how to give Ursodiol properly, always consult with your veterinarian.

How does this medication work?Ursodiol works by improving the flow of bile into and out of the gall bladder and into the intestine. This prevents bile from building up. If bile builds up, it can be potentially toxic. This medication can also help decrease cholesterol in the bile by reducing production of it in the liver. Ursodiol can also reduce the amount of cholesterol absorbed from food and increases its breakdown which can be especially helpful in removing gallstones that are made if cholesterol.

What results can I expect? It can take weeks to months of using Ursodiol in your pet to see improvement in clinical symptoms and lab work.

What form(s) does Ursodiol come in? These are capsules that are given orally.

Generic Name:Ursodiol(Common Drug Name)

Common Brand Name:Actigall

Dose and Administration:Ursodiol is an oral medication. Always follow your veterinarians specific instructions regarding the use of this medication. If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember but never give two doses at once. Give Ursodiol only to the pet it has been prescribed for. Consult with your veterinarian if you have specific questions regarding the use of this medication.

Uses:Ursodiol is a prescription medication used in dogs and cats to treat certain diseases of the liver and gallbladder by reducing the amount of cholesterol in bile and bile stones.

Possible Side Effects: Some animals may experience diarrhea while taking this medication. Ursodiol may cause liver disease to worsen in some pets. Symptoms of this may include vomiting, depression, or jaundice (yellowing of the gums, skin, or eyes). Certain animals may also be truly allergic to this medication and can suffer an allergic reaction. Other side effects are possible.

If your pet seems ill in any way while taking Ursodiol, contact your veterinarian without delay.

Drug and Food Interactions: Always tell your veterinarian about all medications and supplements your pet is taking to make sure he/she can take Ursodiol safely.

Precautions:Do not give Ursodiol to animals who are allergic to it or similar medications. Rabbits, guinea pigs, or other animals with similar digestive systems cannot take this medication as it could cause fatal liver disease.

Caution should be used in animals with complications of gallstones, such as pancreatitis, bile duct obstruction, or inflammation of the gallbladder or bile ducts (cholecystitis and cholangitis). These animals should only take Ursodiol if the benefits outweigh the risks.

The safety in pregnant and lactating females has not been studied in all species.

Storage:Store at room temperature away from children and pets.

A prescription from your veterinarian is required to purchase Ursodiol.
SKU: 16650

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    5.0

    Great Product

    By Brett

    from Hartford,ct

    About Me New Pet Owner

    Pros

    • Easy To Administer
    • Effective
    • Gentle
    • Good Value

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      • Daily Care

      Comments about Ursodiol Capsules:

      Great product

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      5.0

      Great product. Great Price.

      By Cindy

      from South Georgia

      About Me Long-time Pet Owner

      Pros

      • Easy To Administer
      • Good Value
      • Product Arrived Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Daily Care

        Comments about Ursodiol Capsules:

        I ordered ursodiol to treat a family pet with liver/gall bladder trouble. The price was great. The shipping time was short. I will continue to use PedFoodDirect!

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        4.0

        Great Price! Fast Shipping

        By Cindy

        from South Georgia

        About Me Long-time Pet Owner

        Pros

        • Easy To Administer
        • Good Value

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Daily Care

          Comments about Ursodiol Capsules:

          I purchased ursodiol for a liver/gall bladder disorder in my 9 year old 40 pound mixed breed (Brittany spaniel/Bernese Mountain dog mix). The price of this medicine from PetFoodDirect is better than any price I could find locally. PedFoodDirect ships quickly so I received the new medicine before I ran out of my previous supply. I have not used it yet, but I noticed that I can set up recurring orders so each month I can have this medicine sent to me without my having to remember to place the order. I think I will use this option to help keep life simpler and have one less thing to remember each month.

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