Which medications in the drug class Gallstone solubilizing agents are used in the treatment of Biliary Obstruction?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019
  • Author: Jennifer Lynn Bonheur, MD; Chief Editor: Vinay Kumar Kapoor, MBBS, MS, FRCS, FAMS  more...
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Gallstone solubilizing agents

Ursodeoxycholic acid (ursodiol) is a naturally occurring bile acid present in small quantities in human bile. Suppresses liver synthesis and secretion of cholesterol. Inhibits intestinal cholesterol absorption.

Ursodiol (Actigall)

Used to treat biliary stasis and dissolve gallstones.


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