- 1 Overview
- 2 Usage
- 3 Frequently Asked Questions
- 4 How Do I Take It?
- 5 Precautions
- 6 Symptoms of Overdosage
- 7 Common Side-Effects
- 8 Serious Side-Effects
- 9 Food Interactions
- 10 Technical Classification
- 11 Storage Conditions
- 12 Available Alternatives
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OverviewOBETICHOLIC ACID is a Schedule H drug.
Obeticholic acid treats primary biliary cholangitis, a rare, chronic liver disease.Obeticholic acid is used to treat PBC in adults and is sometimes used together with another drug called ursodeoxycholic acid.
UsageOBETICHOLIC ACID is generally used to treat: Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
OBETICHOLIC ACID can address symptoms like: Eyes Dry Eyes, Dry Mouth, Abdomen Pain, Fatigue (tiredness), Skin Irritation
Frequently Asked QuestionsQ: Is it safe on my liver?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe on my kidney?
A: Check with your Doctor first
Q: Can I take it with alcohol?
A: Not Safe
Q: Is it safe for children?
A: Ask your doctor
How Do I Take It?Route of Administration: Oral
- You should not use obeticholic acid if you are allergic to it, or if you have complete blockage of your bile ducts.
- Follow all directions on your prescription label and read all medication guides or instruction sheets.
- Your doctor may occasionally change your dose.
- Use the medicine exactly as directed.
- Before and during treatment with this medicine, your doctor will check your liver function. This will help determine a safe dose for you.
- You may take obeticholic acid with or without food.
- Do not take two doses at one time.
- Avoid excess dose.
Symptoms of OverdosageOBETICHOLIC ACID over-dosage can result in: Difficulty Breathing
Common Side-EffectsOBETICHOLIC ACID : Constipation, Skin Rash, Itchy Skin, Fever, Dizziness, Fatigue (tiredness), Abdomen Pain, Mouth Pain, Irregular Heartbeat, Hands Swelling, Hands Tingling, Throat Soreness, Weight Gain
Serious Side-EffectsOBETICHOLIC ACID : Muscle Pain, Joint Pain, Body Loss Of Movement, Face Swelling, Arms Swelling, Abdomen Painful Bowel Movements, Feet Swelling, Eyes Yellow Eyes, Dark Colored (brown) Urine, Mood Swings
Food InteractionsObeticholic acid may increase the blood levels and effects of caffeine. You may need a dose adjustment or more frequent monitoring by your doctor to safely use both medications.
Technical ClassificationOBETICHOLIC ACID is categorized as: MISCELLANEOUS GI AGENTS / GASTROINTESTINAL AGENTS
Storage ConditionsRoom Temperature (Between 15 To 25 C)
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