A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.
The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.
Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.
ACTIGALL (ursodiol) is a prescription medication that can treat and prevent gallstones.
The gallbladder is an organ by the liver that helps with digestions. It produces bile, which is a digestive fluid that contains several different enzymes and cholesterol.
ACTIGALL works in the liver to reduce the amount of cholesterol that is produced. By reducing the production of cholesterol, bile is less likely to form into stones.
Left untreated, gallstones can cause biliary obstruction, leading to pain and digestive problems.
If taking ACTIGALL for gallstone dissolution, the normal dose is 8-10 mg/kg/day in 2 to 3 divided doses.
For gallstone prevention, the normal dose is 300 mg by mouth twice daily.
The active ingredient in ACTIGALL is ursodiol.
Ursodiol is the name for ACTIGALL generic.
ACTIGALL can interact with the following drugs:
Tell your doctor if you have a history of chronic liver disease. People will chronic liver disease will need regular tests to make sure ACTIGALL is not impacting the liver.
Continue taking ACTIGALL as long as directed by your doctor. It may take several months for a gallstone to dissolve.
ACTIGALL has many possible adverse reactions. The most common ones include:
Speak with your doctor or pharmacist for a full list of side effects that are most likely to impact you.
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Actigall [package insert]. Madison, NJ: Allergan; 2018.