Which medications in the drug class Choleretic agents are used in the treatment of Cholestasis?

Updated: Aug 09, 2017
  • Author: Hisham Nazer, MBBCh, FRCP, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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Choleretic agents

Ursodeoxycholic acid acts to increase bile formation and antagonizes the effect of hydrophobic bile acids on biological membranes.

Ursodeoxycholic acid (Actigall, Urso)

Shown to promote bile flow in cholestatic conditions associated with a patent extrahepatic biliary system. Decreases the cholesterol content of bile and therefore reduces bile stone and sludge formation.


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