FDA Approved: * March 14, 2000 Pharm Company: *ACTAVIS TOTOWA Category:Gallstones
Ursodeoxycholic acid (UDCA), also known as ursodiol, is a secondary bile acid, produced in humans and most other species from metabolism by intestinal bacteria. It is synthesized in the liver in some species, and was first identified in bear bile, which is the derivation of its name Ursus. In purified form, it has been used to treat or prevent several diseases of the liver or bile ducts.
It is available as a generic medication.
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