Ursodeoxycholic acid Other names: Ursodiol UDCA

Chemical formula: C₂₄H₄₀O₄  Molecular mass: 392.572 g/mol  PubChem compound: 31401

Active ingredient description

The ursodeoxycholic acid converts lithogenic bile in non-lithogenic bile and gradually dissolves the cholesterol gallstones.

Medicine classification

This medicinal substance has been classified in the anatomical therapeutic chemical (ATC) classification according to its main therapeutic use as follows:

ATC code Group title Classification
A05AA02 Ursodeoxycholic acid A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A05 Bile and liver therapy → A05A Bile therapy → A05AA Bile acid preparations
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Product monographs

Competent medicine agencies globally have authorized commercialization of this active ingredient according to these medication package inserts (MPIs):

Title Information Source Document Type  
URSO 250 / FORTE Film-coated tablet FDA, National Drug Code (US) MPI, US: SPL/PLR
URSODEOXYCHOLIC ACID Tablet Medicines & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (GB) MPI, EU: SmPC

Structural formula

Graphic representation of the active ingredient's molecular structure

External identifiers

CAS Substance: 128-13-2
DrugBank Drug: DB01586
KEGG Drug: D00734
PubChem Compound: 31401
RxNorm Ingredient: 11065
SNOMED-CT Concept: 317791009
Ursodeoxycholic acid (substance)
SNOMED-CT Concept: 41143004
Ursodeoxycholic acid (substance)
UNII Identifier: 724L30Y2QR


Ursodeoxycholic acid is an active ingredient of these brands:

United States (US)

Australia (AU)

Austria (AT)

Brazil (BR)

Canada (CA)

Croatia (HR)

Cyprus (CY)

Estonia (EE)

Finland (FI)

Israel (IL)

Japan (JP)

Lithuania (LT)

Mexico (MX)

New Zealand (NZ)

Nigeria (NG)

Singapore (SG)

South Africa (ZA)

Tunisia (TN)

United Kingdom (UK)

Note the following: The list of brand names is continuously updated, and thus does not include the total of products circulating worldwide.

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