CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet)

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CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) Drug and Prescription Information

CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet)

CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) Medication Classification

CHENODIOL (By mouth)

CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) Brandname

CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) is used for the Treatment

Chenodiol (kee-noe-DYE-ole) Dissolves certain kinds of gallstones in the body when they cannot be removed by surgery.

When To Not Use CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet)

You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant or if you have pancreas inflammation, liver disease, or bile duct problems. This medicine should not be used if you have had an allergic reaction to chenodiol or other bile acids.

How Should You Use CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet)


  • Take this medicine exactly as your doctor ordered.
  • You may take the tablets with food.
  • Keep taking the medicine for as long as your doctor tells you to. It may take several months for the medicine to dissolve the stones.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • Take the missed dose as soon as possible.
  • If it is almost time for your next regular dose, wait until then to take the medicine and skip the missed dose.
  • You should not use two doses at the same time.

Proper CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) Storage

Store CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • You should not use chenodiol with antacids that contain aluminum (ALternaGEL®, Maalox®, Mylanta®, and others).
  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking Questran®, Colestid®, or other medicine to lower cholesterol, estrogens, or birth control pills.

CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) Warnings

  • Check with your doctor before taking chenodiol if you are breastfeeding. If you become pregnant while being treated with this medicine, tell your doctor right away.
  • While being treated with the medicine it is important to see your doctor for regular tests to make sure that your liver is working properly and that the gallstone is dissolving.

CHENODIOL (Oral) (Tablet) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Severe stomach pain, especially on the right upper side
  • Severe nausea and vomiting.
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Diarrhea or constipation
  • Gas or indigestion

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