Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on May 28, 2020.
Generic name: Ursodiol 250mg
Dosage form: tablet, film coated
2.1 General Dosing Information
The recommended adult dosage for URSO 250® and URSO Forte® in the treatment of PBC is 13-15 mg/kg/day administered in two to four divided doses with food. Dosing regimen should be adjusted according to each patient’s need at the discretion of the physician.
2.2 Liver Function Tests
Liver function tests (γ-GT, alkaline phosphatase, AST, ALT) and bilirubin levels should be monitored every month for three months after start of therapy, and every six months thereafter [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)].
2.3 Scoring the URSO Forte Tablet
The URSO Forte scored tablet can be broken in halves to provide recommended dosage.
To break URSO Forte scored tablet easily, place the tablet on a flat surface with the scored section on top. Hold the tablet with your thumbs placed close to the scored part of the tablet (groove). Then apply gentle pressure and snap the tablet segments apart (segments breaking incorrectly should not be used). The segments should be washed down unchewed, with water, keeping the segments in the mouth can reveal a bitter taste. Due to the bitter taste, segments should be stored separately from whole tablets. [see How Supplied/Storage and Handling (16.2)].
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