My 11 year old son was put on this medication Ursodiol for fatty liver disease. He has been on it a year now and I am concerned for his body and the consequences of long term use. Is there anyone that may know of this medication for children and if it is safe? Should I be having blood work done? Please reply. Thank You Anita from Malone, N.Y.
The long-term effects of ursodiol treatment have not been fully established.
Results from clinical trials indicate that ursodiol treatment improves certain liver readings, such as bilirubin level, and serum levels of alkaline phosphatase, AST, and ALT and IgM. Ursodiol may be effective in slowing down the progression of the disease.
Ultimately you should talk with your doctor about the risks associated with and without treatment so that you can make an informed decision about whether you wish to continue treatment or not.
- Ursodiol Information for Consumers
- Ursodiol Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Ursodiol (detailed)
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