Use of Ursodiol in Infants and Children

Marcia L. Buck, Pharm.D., FCCP

Pediatr Pharm. 2009;15(2) 

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Ursodiol is marketed as Actigall® (Watson) and as a generic product in 300 mg capsules. It is also available from Axcan Pharma in 250 mg tablets (URSO 250®) and 500 mg tablets (URSO Forte®).[1,3] Several extemporaneous formulations for oral suspensions have been published, with ursodiol concentrations ranging from 10 to 60 mg/mL.[17,18,19] As described previously, it is essential that all care providers, including family members, be aware of the need to check the suspension concentration to ensure that the correct dose is being administered.


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