Ursodiol is a bile acid that decreases the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver and absorbed by the intestines. Ursodiol helps break down cholesterol that has formed into stones in the gallbladder. Ursodiol also increases bile flow in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis.
Ursodiol is used to treat small gallstones in people who cannot have gallbladder surgery, and to prevent gallstones in overweight patients undergoing rapid weight loss. Ursodiol is also used to treat primary biliary cirrhosis.
You will find a list of side effects for ursodiol at
I could not find anything to support hepatitis being caused by ursodiol. There have been some studies that have shown that ursodiol can benefit patients with hepatitis.
- Ursodiol Information for Consumers
- Ursodiol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ursodiol (detailed)
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