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Jussi
Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago
QUESTION
Our dog has been prescribed 150 mg Ursodiol. Would 1/2 of your 250 mg tablet be ok?
ANSWERS (1)
You should ask the prescribing veterinarian if a dose of 125 mg would be ok to use instead of 150 mg.
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Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
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Jussi
Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago
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Is Ursodiol a capsule or a tablet?
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It is available as a 250 mg tablet or as a 300 mg capsule.
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Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
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Angie
Posted 3 months ago
Posted 3 months ago
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My dog is prescribed 500mg daily. How much would it cost for a months supply? Looks like my limit is 10 capsules.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. We only offer Ursodiol in 250mg or 300mg. We do not offer this medication in 500mg.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 months ago
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Judith
Posted 4 months ago
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My dog vet prescribed 50mg compounded can this be provided through chewy and or liquid form?
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Kathleen
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
My dog is prescribed half a tablet. Can I split the capsule?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Most DVM's will allow you to split the capsule-check with yours.
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Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
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Patti
Posted 3 years ago
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Is the price per capsule or $3.99 for a bottle of 100 capsules. Minimum order is 30 so I am confused.
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The price is $3.99 per capsule.
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Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
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Bols
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Is this made i the USA ? 
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The ursodiol we currently have in stock is manufactured by Epic Pharma in Laurelton, New York.
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Lisa M
Posted 3 years ago
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Juliana
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Where is this medication made? Does it come in smaller mg doses, for example 250 mg?
ANSWERS (1)
We only carry ursodiol in 300 mg capsules.
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Lisa M
Posted 3 years ago
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What is Ursodiol?

Ursodiol is an oral medication containing bile acid 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 capsule or tablet.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Treats liver and gallbladder disease and chronic liver problems
  • Prevents and dissolves gallstones
  • Restores healthy liver function

How does Ursodiol work?

Ursodiol for dogs and cats restores healthy liver function through improving the flow of bile into the gallbladder and improving the flow of bile from the gallbladder into the intestine. It also reduces the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver as well as cholesterol absorbed from food, which helps dissolve and prevent gallstones. In addition, Ursodiol prevents the build-up of toxic bile acids.

Cautions:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has any medical conditions or is pregnant or lactating. Consult with your veterinarian before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications to your pet.

Brand Name:

Actigall

Generic Name:

Ursodiol

What is the most important thing I should know about Ursodiol?

Ursodiol is available as 250 mg tablets and 300 mg capsules. While the usual dose can depend on various factors, the usual dose for cats is 5-7 mg/lb (10-15 mg/kg) by mouth once daily. For dogs, the usual dose is 2.5-7 mg/lb (5-15 mg/kg) by mouth twice daily. Don't stop giving Ursodiol to your pet unless directed by your veterinarian. Unless your veterinarian approves, don't give your pet over-the-counter antacids that include aluminum because it can reduce the effectiveness of Ursodiol.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving my pet Ursodiol?

Talk to your vet about check-ups that may be required while your pet is on Ursodiol. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating or has any other medical conditions.

How should Ursodiol be given to my dog or cat?

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.

What are the potential side effects of Ursodiol to pets?

Possible side effects of Ursodiol 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.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Ursodiol to my pet?

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.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Ursodiol?

Seek emergency veterinary treatment.

What should I avoid while giving Ursodiol to my pet?

Avoid giving your pet over-the-counter antacids that contain aluminum as it may reduce the effectiveness of Ursodiol. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any other medication or supplement.

What other drugs will affect Ursodiol?

Ursodiol may react with acetaminophen, estrogens, and antacids containing aluminum.

Ursodiol Directions:

  • Administer Ursodiol to your pet exactly as instructed by your veterinarian.
  • Give the medication with food to help increase absorption.
Tip:

Make sure your pet has plenty of water available.

Ursodiol Dosage:

Ursodiol Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 5-7 mg/lb (10-15 mg/kg) by mouth once daily. Exact dosage is determined by your veterinarian.
Ursodiol Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 2.5-7 mg/lb (5-15 mg/kg) by mouth twice daily. Exact dosage is determined by your veterinarian.
Ursodiol Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Ursodiol at room temperature in a tightly sealed container and away from moisture and heat. Keep away from children and pets.

Ursodiol Ingredients:

Ursodiol 250 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Ursodiol 250 mg
Ursodiol 300 mg Capsule
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Ursodiol 300 mg
Other Ingredients: Silicon dioxide, ferric oxide red, gelatin, magnesium stearate, starch, corn, ferrosoferric oxide.

What is Ursodiol?

Ursodiol is an oral medication containing bile acid 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 capsule or tablet.

For:

Dogs and Cats

Benefits:

  • Treats liver and gallbladder disease and chronic liver problems
  • Prevents and dissolves gallstones
  • Restores healthy liver function

How does Ursodiol work?

Ursodiol for dogs and cats restores healthy liver function through improving the flow of bile into the gallbladder and improving the flow of bile from the gallbladder into the intestine. It also reduces the amount of cholesterol produced in the liver as well as cholesterol absorbed from food, which helps dissolve and prevent gallstones. In addition, Ursodiol prevents the build-up of toxic bile acids.

Cautions:

Tell your veterinarian if your pet has any medical conditions or is pregnant or lactating. Consult with your veterinarian before giving any other prescription or over-the-counter medications to your pet.

Brand Name:

Actigall

Generic Name:

Ursodiol

What is the most important thing I should know about Ursodiol?

Ursodiol is available as 250 mg tablets and 300 mg capsules. While the usual dose can depend on various factors, the usual dose for cats is 5-7 mg/lb (10-15 mg/kg) by mouth once daily. For dogs, the usual dose is 2.5-7 mg/lb (5-15 mg/kg) by mouth twice daily. Don't stop giving Ursodiol to your pet unless directed by your veterinarian. Unless your veterinarian approves, don't give your pet over-the-counter antacids that include aluminum because it can reduce the effectiveness of Ursodiol.

What should I discuss with my veterinarian before giving my pet Ursodiol?

Talk to your vet about check-ups that may be required while your pet is on Ursodiol. Tell your veterinarian if your pet is pregnant or lactating or has any other medical conditions.

How should Ursodiol be given to my dog or cat?

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.

What are the potential side effects of Ursodiol to pets?

Possible side effects of Ursodiol 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.

What happens if I miss giving a dose of Ursodiol to my pet?

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.

What happens if I overdose my pet on Ursodiol?

Seek emergency veterinary treatment.

What should I avoid while giving Ursodiol to my pet?

Avoid giving your pet over-the-counter antacids that contain aluminum as it may reduce the effectiveness of Ursodiol. Talk to your veterinarian before giving your pet any other medication or supplement.

What other drugs will affect Ursodiol?

Ursodiol may react with acetaminophen, estrogens, and antacids containing aluminum.

Ursodiol Directions:

  • Administer Ursodiol to your pet exactly as instructed by your veterinarian.
  • Give the medication with food to help increase absorption.
Tip:

Make sure your pet has plenty of water available.

Ursodiol Dosage:

Ursodiol Dosage for Cats
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 5-7 mg/lb (10-15 mg/kg) by mouth once daily. Exact dosage is determined by your veterinarian.
Ursodiol Dosage for Dogs
Weight Dosage
All weights The usual dose is 2.5-7 mg/lb (5-15 mg/kg) by mouth twice daily. Exact dosage is determined by your veterinarian.
Ursodiol Dosage for Horses
Horses
Do not use!

Storage:

Store Ursodiol at room temperature in a tightly sealed container and away from moisture and heat. Keep away from children and pets.

Ursodiol Ingredients:

Ursodiol 250 mg Tablet
Active Ingredient (per tablet) Amount
Ursodiol 250 mg
Ursodiol 300 mg Capsule
Active Ingredient (per capsule) Amount
Ursodiol 300 mg
Other Ingredients: Silicon dioxide, ferric oxide red, gelatin, magnesium stearate, starch, corn, ferrosoferric oxide.
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Author avatar
Jussi
Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago
QUESTION
Our dog has been prescribed 150 mg Ursodiol. Would 1/2 of your 250 mg tablet be ok?
ANSWERS (1)
You should ask the prescribing veterinarian if a dose of 125 mg would be ok to use instead of 150 mg.
Author avatar
Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Jussi
Posted 1 week ago
Posted 1 week ago
QUESTION
Is Ursodiol a capsule or a tablet?
ANSWERS (1)
It is available as a 250 mg tablet or as a 300 mg capsule.
Author avatar
Kelly Paterson PharmD
Posted 6 days ago
Posted 6 days ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Angie
Posted 3 months ago
Posted 3 months ago
QUESTION
My dog is prescribed 500mg daily. How much would it cost for a months supply? Looks like my limit is 10 capsules.
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. We only offer Ursodiol in 250mg or 300mg. We do not offer this medication in 500mg.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 months ago
Posted 3 months ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Judith
Posted 4 months ago
Posted 4 months ago
QUESTION
My dog vet prescribed 50mg compounded can this be provided through chewy and or liquid form?
ANSWERS (0)
Be the first to answer this question

Author avatar
Kathleen
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
My dog is prescribed half a tablet. Can I split the capsule?
ANSWERS (1)
Thank you for your question. Most DVM's will allow you to split the capsule-check with yours.
Author avatar
Crystal RPTechnician
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Patti
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Is the price per capsule or $3.99 for a bottle of 100 capsules. Minimum order is 30 so I am confused.
ANSWERS (1)
The price is $3.99 per capsule.
Author avatar
Cherley Petmeds Pro
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Bols
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Is this made i the USA ? 
ANSWERS (1)
The ursodiol we currently have in stock is manufactured by Epic Pharma in Laurelton, New York.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?

Author avatar
Juliana
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
QUESTION
Where is this medication made? Does it come in smaller mg doses, for example 250 mg?
ANSWERS (1)
We only carry ursodiol in 300 mg capsules.
Author avatar
Lisa M
Posted 3 years ago
Posted 3 years ago
Helpful?

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