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Ursokem 300mg Tablet
Ursokem 300mg Tablet

Ursokem 300mg Tablet

By ALKEM LABORATORIES LTD
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Ursodeoxycholic Acid / Ursodiol(300.0 Mg)
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Hepatoprotective

Medical Description

Ursokem 300mg Tablet contains Ursodeoxycholic acid as an active ingredient and is used to dissolve gall stones in various liver-related disorders such as cirrhosis, sclerosing cholangitis, and liver dysfunction. Gall stones are hardened deposits of digestive juices formed in the gall bladder (a small organ found under the liver). It mainly occurs due to increased cholesterol content in bile juice. This tablet acts as a dissolving agent, which reduces the cholesterol content in bile. The common side effects associated with this medicine are diarrhoea and paste-like stools. Most of which are temporary but if you feel the side effects persist or your condition worsens, you should contact your doctor immediately.
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Uses of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

  • To dissolve gallbladder stones that are made of cholesterol in various liver-related disorders such as cirrhosis and sclerosing cholangitis.
  • Liver dysfunction is associated with cystic fibrosis (a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system).

Contraindications of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

  • If you are allergic to Ursodeoxycholic acid or any ingredient of Ursokem 300mg Tablet.
  • If you have a stomach or intestinal ulcer or bleeding.
  • If you have a liver-related disorder and non-functional gall bladder.
  • If you have recently had a surgery involving any part of your intestine.
  • If you are suffering from inflammation/blockage of the gall bladder or biliary tract.
  • If you are suffering from a liver or intestinal condition which affects the circulation of bile substances like blockage of the bile duct.

Side effects of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Sticky stool

Precautions and Warnings of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

Pregnancy

Q:
Can I take Ursokem 300mg Tablet during pregnancy?
A:
You should consult your doctor before using this medicine as there is limited information about its safety during pregnancy. Your doctor will only prescribe you this medicine if considered essential after assessing the benefits over risks.

Breast Feeding

Q:
Can I take Ursokem 300mg Tablet while breastfeeding?
A:
It is unknown if this medicine passes into human milk, hence you should not breastfeed while taking this medicine. You should consult your doctor before using this medicine during breastfeeding.

Driving

Q:
Can I drive if I have consumed Ursokem 300mg Tablet?
A:
It is not expected that this medicine will affect your ability to drive, but if you do not feel well or are unable to be alert, you should avoid driving.

Alcohol

Q:
Can I consume alcohol with Ursokem 300mg Tablet?
A:
Although there is no known interaction between alcohol and this medicine, it is essential to consult your physician if you have a habit of regular drinking.

Other General Warnings

Talk to your doctor if
  • You experience persistent diarrhoea and the doctor should discontinue the therapy immediately.
  • You have a history of liver disease or obstruction in bile passage, your doctor may ask you to do liver function test regularly.
  • It would be best if you avoid a high cholesterol diet during the treatment as it may affect the activity of this medicine.
  • Your doctor may ask you for an ultrasound after six months of the treatment to check the therapeutic improvement.
  • Women of childbearing age should use non-hormonal contraceptive measures (physical barrier) or low oestrogen oral contraceptive pills. Combination oral contraceptive pills should not be taken with Ursokem 300mg Tablet.
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Mode of Action of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

How Does It Work?

Ursokem 300mg Tablet improve liver function. It works as a dissolving agent and thus reduces the cholesterol content in bile and controls the blood's amount of cholesterol. It is also known to control the synthesis of cholesterol and absorption from the intestine.
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Directions for Use of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

  • This medicine should be taken as directed by your doctor. Swallow it whole with a glass of water. Do not cut, break or chew the medicine. It would be best if you took it at a fixed time for optimal results and should not consume it more than that prescribed by your doctor.
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Interactions of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

Interactions with other medicines

  • Concomitant use of cholesterol-lowering medicines such as cholestyramine or colestipol and some antacids may reduce this medicine's efficacy. So, it should be taken between the gap of 2 hours at least.
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  • Contraceptive pills should not be used if you are being prescribed with Ursokem 300mg Tablet
  • Other medicines that may affect this medicine's absorption are charcoal, and antibiotics like Ciprofloxacin, immunosuppressants like Ciclosporin, cholesterol-lowering medicines like Atorvastatin, and Dapsone used as an anti-infective. Hence, it should not be used concomitantly.
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Storage and disposal of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

Store these tablets in a cool and dry place, protected from direct sunlight, moisture and heat. Keep it away from children and pets. Do not use expired or damaged medicines. Discard any unused medicine properly, do not flush in the toilet or throw it into the drain.
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Dosage of Ursokem 300mg Tablet

Overdose

The most common symptom of an overdose of this tablet is diarrhoea. Consult your doctor immediately if you have taken an excessive dose of Ursokem 300mg Tablet.

Missed a Dose

If you missed any dose of this tablet, take it as soon as you remember. If it's time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dose schedule. Do not take a double dose of this medicine to compensate for the missed one.
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Content Details

WRITTEN BY

Dr. Arpit Verma

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

REVIEWED BY

Dr. Ritu Budania

MBBS, MD (Pharmacology)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Q: Any precautions do I need to take during the treatment with Ursokem 300mg Tablet?

A: Sometimes you may suffer from persistent diarrhoea or blood in the stool. It would be best if you inform your doctor immediately. Your doctor may ask you to do liver function test regularly during the treatment.

Q: Does high blood cholesterol level cause gallbladder stones?

A: High blood cholesterol levels can cause supersaturation of cholesterol crystals, which may eventually lead to gallstone formation.

Q: Can Ursokem 300mg Tablet reduce raised liver enzymes?

A: No, Ursokem 300mg Tablet does not have an action against reducing increased liver enzymes.

Q: Is Ursokem 300mg Tablet used for reducing high bilirubin?

A: No, Ursokem 300mg Tablet is not used to reduce the levels of bilirubin. This medicine should only be used for the condition it is prescribed for.

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Last Updated on: 19 Mar 2021 | 04:11 PM (IST)
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