Actigall is a medication intended to treat the condition of high cholesterol. It contains active ingredient Ursodiol. It is also used to treat liver disease. Actavis Pharmaceuticals, one of the trusted pharmaceutical companies manufactures this medicine. It is available in a capsule form in a dosage of 300 mg.
Manufacturer: Actavis Pharmaceuticals
Active Ingredient: The main active component of this medicine is Ursodiol. This main component is a naturally occurring bile acid that is used to dissolve cholesterol gall stones and to treat cholestatic forms of liver diseases including primary biliary cirrhosis. It has been linked to rare instances of transient and mild serum aminotransferase elevations during therapy and to rare instances of jaundice and worsening of liver disease in patients with preexisting cirrhosis.
Indications: Ursodiol composed medicine Actigall is used to dissolve certain types of gallstones, to prevent gallstones from forming in obese patients who are losing weight rapidly, and to treat a certain type of liver disease. It is a bile acid that decreases the amount of cholesterol produced by the liver and absorbed by the intestines. It helps break down cholesterol that has formed into stones in the gallbladder. This medicine also increases bile flow in patients with primary biliary cirrhosis. It treats primary biliary cirrhosis.
It also used to treat small gallstones in people who cannot have gallbladder surgery and to prevent gallstones in overweight patients undergoing rapid weight loss.
Action Mechanism: The given medicine blocks the enzyme in the liver that produces cholesterol and thereby decreases the production of cholesterol by the liver and the amount of cholesterol in bile. Actigall also reduces the absorption of cholesterol from the intestine. By decreasing the concentration of cholesterol in bile, it prevents the formation and promotes the dissolution of cholesterol-containing gallstones.
Dosages: This medication is available for oral consumption and in dosage as mentioned below:
- 300 mg: Take this capsule exactly as directed by the doctor
Note: This medicine should not be taken if you have an obstruction in your liver or gallbladder.