Which medical treatments are used for gallstones (cholelithiasis)?

Updated: Apr 01, 2019
  • Author: Douglas M Heuman, MD, FACP, FACG, AGAF; Chief Editor: BS Anand, MD  more...
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Answer

Medical treatments, used individually or in combination, include the following:

  • Oral bile salt therapy (ursodeoxycholic acid)

  • Extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy


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