Actigall Dosage

Generic name: ursodiol
Dosage form: capsule

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Gallstone Dissolution

The recommended dose for Actigall treatment of radiolucent gallbladder stones is 8-10 mg/kg/day given in 2 or 3 divided doses.

Ultrasound images of the gallbladder should be obtained at 6-month intervals for the first year of Actigall therapy to monitor gallstone response. If gallstones appear to have dissolved, Actigall therapy should be continued and dissolution confirmed on a repeat ultrasound examination within 1-3 months. Most patients who eventually achieve complete stone dissolution will show partial or complete dissolution at the first on-treatment reevaluation. If partial stone dissolution is not seen by 12 months of Actigall therapy, the likelihood of success is greatly reduced.

Gallstone Prevention

The recommended dosage of Actigall for gallstone prevention in patients undergoing rapid weight loss is 600 mg/day (300 mg b.i.d.).

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