Udiliv 300, is it safe? uses, side effects, dosage

What is Udiliv 300 ?

Udiliv 300 is a oral prescription medicine used in the treatment of gallstones. It is manufactured by Abbott India Limited. The medicine is available in packaging of 10 tablets per strip.

  1. What is the generic name(s)?
  2. How does it work ?
  3. What are it’s uses ?
  4. How effective is this medicine ?
  5. What are the Side Effects ?
  6. Is this medicine addictive?
  7. What if I miss the dose of this medicine ?
  8. Can I drive after taking this medicine ?
  9. Can this medicine be taken on an empty stomach ?
  10. Can I take this medicine with alcohol ?
  11. What is the Dosage ?
  12. What are the precautions I need to take ?
  13. Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?
  14. Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?
  15. Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?
  16. Is Udiliv 300 available as an over the counter (OTC) product?
  17. Frequently asked questions
  18. Reference
Udiliv 300 - uses, side-effects, dosage

Udiliv 300 – uses, side-effects, dosage


What is the generic name (s)?

The generic component of Udiliv 300 is Ursodeoxycholic acid. It is present in the strength of 300 mg in each tablet. It is Ursodiol acid which helps in dissolving the gall stones.

How does it work ?

The active component of this medicine Ursodeoxycholic acid is a bile acid. Bile acids are steroidal acid, found abundantly in bile juice. It is produced naturally in our body. It works by reducing the cholesterol production and dissolving cholesterol so it can not form any stones.

What are it’s uses ?

This medication is used in the patients who can not have surgery or do not want surgery for removal of gall stones. Ursodiol acid is also useful in preventing gall stone formation in patients which are training to lose weight rapidly.

Udiliv 300 can also be prescribed for the control and treatment of Liver Cirrhosis and other hepatic disorders.

How effective is this medicine ?

This tablets are very effective in dissolving gall stones. It is very well suited for relieving pain of different sorts along with Liver and hepatic problems. For best results & safety, it should be taken under medical supervision in terms of dosage and duration of intake after due consultation with a doctor.

What are the Side Effects ?

Commonly observed  side effects of Udiliv 300 are being listed below:

  • Sore throat
  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Gallstone calcification
  • Cold symptoms
  • Itching of skin
  • Loose motion
  • Pasty stools
  • Rashes
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Nasal congestion
  • Constipation
  • itching
  • Stomach pain

Seek emergency medical help or consult a doctor immediately if you observe any serious or persistent side effects.


Is Udiliv 300 addictive?

Habit forming tendencies for this medicine has not been reported. Most medicines don’t come with a potential for addiction. The government also categorizes medicines that can be addictive as controlled substances. Finally,  do not self-medicate and increase your body’s dependence on medicines without taking the advice of a doctor.

What if I miss the dose of Udiliv 300?

Use the missed dose as soon as you notice. If the time is already close to the next dose,  skip the missed dose and continue your dosing schedule. Do not use overdose to make up the missed dose as it may cause serious side effects.  If you are routinely missing the doses, try to use an alarm or asking a family member or friend to remind you. Please consult your doctor to discuss modifications in your dosing schedule or a new schedule to make up for missed doses.

Can I drive after taking Udiliv 300?

It is not safe to drive after taking this medicine if you experience dizziness or a headache as side effects. One should not drive a vehicle if using the medicine makes drowsy, dizzy or reduces your blood pressure. Please check for these conditions on your body while using this medicine.

Can Udiliv 300 be taken on an empty stomach?

This medicine has to be taken after food. Please follow your doctor’s advice on how you to use this medicine.

Can I take Udiliv 300 with alcohol?

Intake of this medicine with alcohol is not recommended. Alcohol intake with medicine may intensify drowsiness. It is better to consult your doctor before consumption of this medicine. Pharmacists also suggest not to take alcohol while using this medicine.

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What is the Dosage ?

Please consult with doctor to know about the correct dosage of Udiliv 300 for the speedy recovery of the patient.
Generally prescribed dose to dissolve gall stones is 2 tablets daily continued for 2 to 3 months.

What are the precautions I need to take ?

Following precautions should be exercised while administering this medicine:

  • Do not take this medicine if you have chronic liver disease
  • Do not take this tablet if you are hypersensitive
  • Take the medicine with food, do not take it in empty stomach
  • Avoid any antacid medication while you are using this medicine. Antacid can reduce the effect of Ursodiol acid.
  • Take this medicine only if prescribed by the doctor
  • Do not consume alcohol while taking this medicine
  • Take full course of treatment
  • Do not take this medicine if you are allergic to any of the ingredients of this medicine or any of their excipient
  • Do not take this medicinal product after the expiry date stated on the carton package
  • Tell your doctor if you are taking any medicine
  • Tell your doctor if you are suffering from any disease
  • Keep this medicine out of the reach of children.
  • Discuss your pregnancy and nursing details with doctor before using this medicine.

Is it safe to take if I am pregnant ?

Yes, it is considerably safe to take this Udiliv 300 tablet if you are pregnant or planning to get pregnant.

This drug is classified by FDA as pregnancy category ‘B’ No risk in other studies: Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women OR Animal studies have shown an adverse effect, but adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in any trimester.

Consult your gynecologist before administering this drug. Please, do not self medicate.

Is it safe to take if I am breast feeding ?

There are not any well established study or proof that if Ursodiol acid passes through the breast milk and affects the quality of milk; or if it could be harmful for the nursing infant.

If your breast feeding or planning to start breast feeding, consult a doctor before using this medicine.

Can this medicine be given to children and infants ?

Yes this medication can be given to children and infants under medical supervision. Please consult with doctor regarding dosage and duration for safety and best results, as per the condition being managed with this tablet.


Is Udiliv 300 available as an over the counter (OTC) product?

No, Udiliv 300 tablet is not available as an over the counter (OTC) product. It is a prescription drug. It has to be prescribed by a qualified specialist only.

Frequently asked questions

Is Ursodiol acid a steroidal / antibiotic drug ?
No, ursodiol acid is not a steroidal drug, and also not a antibiotic. It is naturally produced acid by the body. It is present in the bile secretion.

How to store Udiliv 300 tablets ?
This medicine has to be stored in a cool and dry place, protected from light, away from the reach of children and pets. It is advised to use an air-tight container for the storage of this medicine. Also, discard the medicine post its expiry date.

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