Ursofalk is a medication containing 250 or 500mg of ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA) as its active ingredient. Ursofalk is usually prescribed in the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) or dissolving radiolucent gall stones.
How do I use Ursofalk Capsules?
Ursofalk Capsules should be swallowed whole with water or any liquid. Take care to use this medication regularly. Ursofalk is best used in the evening at bedtime.
The required time for treating/dissolving gall stones is between 6 to 24 months. Treatment using ursofalk should be discontinued if there is no reduction in the size of gallstones after 12 months.
Your dosage will be determined by your doctor based on your condition, body weight, and your response to treatment.
Who shouldn’t use Ursofalk?
You shouldn’t use Ursofalk if you have:
• Acute gallbladder inflammation
• Radio opaque calcified gallstones
• biliary tract occlusion
• impaired contractility of the gallbladder
• Bile acid hypersensitivity
• Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients in this medication
Always read the patient information leaflet provided by your pharmacist or in the packaging of your medication before you start using it.
Can Ursofalk be used during pregnancy or breastfeeding?
There is limited information on the safety of Ursofalk in pregnancy or breastfeeding. It is advised that women use a reliable form contraceptive when using Ursofalk, as animals have shown reproductive toxicity in the early phase of pregnancy when administered Ursofalk.
Some users may experience any of the following side effects while using Ursofalk:
• Urticaria ( nettle rash)
• Allergic reactions
• Nausea or vomiting
• Other unlisted side effects
Should you notice any of the above or they persist or worsen, inform your doctor immediately.