Cholidol contains Ursodeoxycholic Acid. Cholidol uses:

Cholidol is indicated for the treatment of Cholestasis (Jaundice), Viral Hepatitis, Alcoholic Fatty Liver, Primary Billiary Cirrhosis (PBC), Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC), Dissolution of Gallstones and Non-Alcoholic Steato Hepatitis (NASH).

Ursodeoxycholic acid is used to reduce the cholesterol saturation of bile and to promote the dissolution of gallstones. The cholesterol saturation of bile is reduced by Ursodeoxycholic acid, allowing gradual solubilization of cholesterol gallstones. Cholesterol of secretion into bile is reduced and bile acid secretion rate is increased during Ursodeoxycholic acid treatment without a reduction in phospholipids.

Brand Name: Cholidol
Generic: Ursodeoxycholic Acid
Weight: ursodeoxycholic Acid
Type: Tablet
Therapeutic Class: Anti-gallstones drugs: Bile Acids
Price: 170
Last Updated: March 10, 2021 at 12:00 am


Cholidol contains Ursodeoxycholic Acid ursodeoxycholic Acid. Cholidol Dosage

Dissolution of Gall stones: 8-12 mg/kg/day either as single night time dose or in divided doses

PBC: 10-15 mg/kg/day in 2-4 divided doses

Acute Viral Hepatitis: 600 mg/day

Alcoholic Fatty Liver: 300 mg/day

PSC: 25-30 mg/kg/day

NASH: 13-15 mg/kg/day


Side Effects

Commonly reported side effects are nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, gallstone opacilication, pruritus.


Cholidol is a naturally occurring bile acid used to treat different hepatobilliary disorders. The activity of Cholidol is achieved through a decrease in secretion of cholesterol in bile. Cholidol achieves this through a few mechanisms: it reduces cholesterol absorption, suppresses liver cholesterol synthesis and it does not inhibit bile acid synthesis.

Therefore, alters bile composition from supersaturated to unsaturated. Cholidol also promotes the formation of liquid cholesterol crystal complexes which enhance removal of the cholesterol from the gallbladder into the intestine to be expelled. Cholidol improves cholestatic liver diseases by-

  • Protecting cholangiocytes against cytotoxicity of hydrophobic bile acids
  • Stimulating hepatobilliary secretion
  • Protecting hepatocytes against bile acid-induced apoptosis

Cholidol is completely absorbed in the upper intestine. Time to peak serum concentration varies from 30 to 150 minutes. The rate of absorption ranges from 60-80%. After absorption Cholidol enters the portal vein and undergoes extraction from portal blood by liver where it is conjugated with amino acid & that may be either glycine or taurine and then secreted into the hepatic bile ducts. Small quantities of Cholidol appear in the circulation and very small amounts are excreted into urine. The biologic half life of Cholidol ranges from 3.5-5.8 days.



It should be used cautiously in those with liver disease.


Cholidol should not be used with drugs, such as oestrogenic hormones, that increase bile cholesterol. Concomitant administration with bile-acid binding drugs including antacids, charcoal and cholestyramine should be avoided, since this may reduce the effectiveness of therapy with Ursodeoxycholic acid.

Pregnancy Lactation use

Pregnancy category B. No evidence of harm has been reported in pregnancy. It has been effectively used for the treatment of cholestasis of pregnancy during the last trimester without any side effects. Problems have not been documented in humans regarding breast feeding.


Non-functioning gall-bladder calcified and pigmented gallstones, inflammatory bowel disease.

Special Warning


Acute Overdose


Interaction with other Medicine


Storage Condition

Store below 25° C. Protected from light and moisture. Keep the medicine out of the reach of children.

Cholidol Tablet price in India 170