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Tauroursodeoxycholic Acid

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Therapeutic Category

Treatment of cholesterol gallstones

Chemical Name

2-(3α,7β-Dihydroxy-5β-cholan-24-oylamino)etanesulfonic acid

Foreign Names

  • Acidum tauroursodeoxycholicum (Latin)
  • Tauroursodesoxycholsäure (German)

Generic Name

  • TUDCA (IS)

Brand Names

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