Ursodiol is an oral medication that treats liver and gallbladder disease, and prevents and dissolves gallstones. It is also used in the treatment of chronic liver problems. Ursodiol can restore healthy liver function in cats and dogs by promoting regeneration of healthy liver tissue. Ursodiol requires a prescription from your veterinarian and is sold per tablet.
Dogs and Cats
Administer Ursodiol to your pet exactly as instructed by your veterinarian. Give the capsule with food to increase absorption, and allow your pet to drink plenty of water. Actual dosage is determined by your veterinarian.
Possible side effects can include nausea, upset stomach, or diarrhea. Stop giving Ursodiol to your pet and seek emergency veterinary treatment if your pet experiences an allergic reaction. Symptoms of an allergic reaction include difficulty breathing, hives, or swelling of the lips, tongue or face.
Administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is close to the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing schedule. Don't give your pet two doses of Ursodiol at once.
Avoid giving your pet over-the-counter antacids that contain aluminum as it may reduce the effectiveness of Ursodiol. Ursodiol may react with acetaminophen, estrogens, and antacids containing aluminum. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any other medication or supplement.
Make sure your pet has plenty of water available.
Store Ursodiol at room temperature in a tightly sealed container and away from moisture and heat. Keep away from children and pets.
Ursodiol - 250 mg
Ursodiol is an oral medication that treats liver and gallbladder disease, and prevents and dissolves gallstones. It is also used in the treatment of chronic liver problems