URSODIOL: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Biliary Cirrhosis: “The meds have help me feel better and clear my skin discoloration and itching.”

Wee wee September 10, 2017

For Gallbladder Disease: “For 30 days I have been using ursodiol.. I have gallstones that has caused my gallbladder to become inflamed with chronic pain. I decided to use this drug because I don’t want to have my gallbladder taken out.. I’ve changed my diet because only a few things to eat agree with me now.. My Dr suggested that I have the gallbladder removed because of the amount of weightloss. Honestly. I feel some relief since I’ve been taking the medication. My dosage 250mg pill three times per day with meals but I was only taking 2 because I couldn’t eat a lot. Since I’ve been having some relief I’ve noticed I can eat a little more but still no fatty sugary bad stuff.. I’m gonna continue my prescription and see if i get more relief..”

Honeybee404 (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 16, 2017

For Biliary Cirrhosis: “I am researching the reason for the steep increase in Ursodiol. I have Medicare Part D prescription coverage. Last year a 90 day supply of Ursodiol (300mg x 4/day) cost $218.xx for 3 months. That was with Health Spring insurance. This year I have Silverscript (CVS); they have increased the price to $839.xx for the same quantity) which is $280/mo. That is a 300% increase. Apparently, suppliers – Blue Cross and CVS – have increased the price just because they can. It is indicated on my receipt that the cost of the retail cost of the drug is $2,135 so Silverscript says it is saving me $432/month. Silverscript moved the drug from a Tier 4 last year to a Tier 5 this year. Can anyone give me an honest answer why? BC did the same thing.”

jelam4763 (taken for 5 to 10 years) February 12, 2016

For Biliary Cirrhosis: “Positive results, but what about the TREMENDOUS price increase over the past year and a half?”

Positive experience (taken for 10 years or more) September 10, 2015

For Gallbladder Disease: “I have taken Ursodiol since 2006. I had my gall bladder removed in 1988 but for some reason I started developing gall stones in my bile ducts. I had three surgeries to remove gall stones before I started taking Ursodiol. I have had no surgeries since 2006. My problem is the drug, which is a generic has skyrocketed in price. I use to pay $10.00, I now have to pay $180.00 for a 1 month supply. I quit taking the drug, I can’t afford it. Does anyone know of any discounts that are available for this drug? I have insurance, the pharmacist said the reason the drug has gotten so high in price is because of Obamacare.”

kitchennazi (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 11, 2015

For Gallbladder Disease: “When I started the medication I had some loose stool, then 11 days after taking it I started to have horrible pain in my hands. Then my biceps and wrists were hurting so bad. I stopped taking the medicine today so I will let you know what happens.”

Anonymous January 31, 2012

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