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User Reviews for Ursodiol

Also known as: Actigall, Urso, Urso DS, Urso Forte

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Biliary Cirrhosis 7 reviews 4 medications
   
9.5
Gallbladder Disease 3 reviews 5 medications
   
6.3
Summary of Ursodiol reviews 10 reviews 7.9

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For Biliary Cirrhosis: "I am researching the reason for the steep increase in Ursodiol. I have Medicare Part D prescription coverage. Last year a 90 day supply of Ursodiol (300mg x 4/day) cost $218.xx for 3 months. That was with Health Spring insurance. This year I have Silverscript (CVS); they have increased the price to $839.xx for the same quantity) which is $280/mo. That is a 300% increase. Apparently, suppliers - Blue Cross and CVS - have increased the price just because they can. It is indicated on my receipt that the cost of the retail cost of the drug is $2,135 so Silverscript says it is saving me $432/month. Silverscript moved the drug from a Tier 4 last year to a Tier 5 this year. Can anyone give me an honest answer why? BC did the same thing."

jelam4763 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 12, 2016

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For Biliary Cirrhosis: "Positive results, but what about the TREMENDOUS price increase over the past year and a half?"

   
9.0

Positive experience (taken for 10 years or more) September 10, 2015

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For Gallbladder Disease: "I have taken Ursodiol since 2006. I had my gall bladder removed in 1988 but for some reason I started developing gall stones in my bile ducts. I had three surgeries to remove gall stones before I started taking Ursodiol. I have had no surgeries since 2006. My problem is the drug, which is a generic has skyrocketed in price. I use to pay $10.00, I now have to pay $180.00 for a 1 month supply. I quit taking the drug, I can't afford it. Does anyone know of any discounts that are available for this drug? I have insurance, the pharmacist said the reason the drug has gotten so high in price is because of Obamacare."

   
10

kitchennazi (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 11, 2015

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For Gallbladder Disease: "When I started the medication I had some loose stool, then 11 days after taking it I started to have horrible pain in my hands. Then my biceps and wrists were hurting so bad. I stopped taking the medicine today so I will let you know what happens."

   
2.0

Anonymous January 31, 2012

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Urso (ursodiol) for Biliary Cirrhosis: "I've been taking urso for 6 years. My blood levels are now in check. Original biopsy showed stage 4-5 liver damage. Found when I had gall bladder removal surgery."

   
10

Anonymous August 10, 2009

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Urso Forte (ursodiol) for Biliary Cirrhosis: "I find Urso has helped me a lot. I do have loose bowels with it sometimes. I also found out if I skip a dose and take two Urso's at once, that's when I have a bowel movement problems. I quit doing that. I do know it's prolonging my life, for this I am thankful."

   
10

berdie March 5, 2009

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For Gallbladder Disease: "Ursodiol has been keeping my Gall Bladder in check (excepton 01/01/2008). My prescription had run out 4 days prior but I still indulged in greasy pork chops. 3 hours later I was in the ER and nearly died. I had no pulse or blood pressure. Was touch-and-go for awhile. Worst New Years Day ever. Never to forget refills again."

   
7.0

kalawikimaui February 22, 2009

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For Biliary Cirrhosis: "The medication seems to work, but it also seems to cause bothersome itching. However, you have to do it to get the GGT levels down."

   
8.0

Transplant November 27, 2008

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Urso (ursodiol) for Biliary Cirrhosis: "I was dx PBC-Stage 2 Feb 08 and started URSO. I was sent to Baylor a few weeks later and their tests indicated I had a negative AMA! They asked me to stop taking URSO to see if weight loss alone improves the condition. I was off URSO for 4 months and lost 25 lbs. My AMA count is higher now than ever, so I am going back on URSO this morning. It is very obvious to me that the URSO put my antibodies to sleep while I was on the drug. That is why my doctor put me back on it today."

   
10

Anonymous July 29, 2008

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Urso (ursodiol) for Biliary Cirrhosis: "I've been taking four Ursodiol tablets a day for many years. My liver enzymes have stayed normal. Biopsy showed Stage 1."

   
10

livlog June 25, 2008

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