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CHENODIOL helps dissolve gallstones in patients who cannot have gallbladder surgery. Compare bile acids.

Chenodiol Side Effects

What should I watch for?

Visit your doctor or health care professional for regular checks on your progress. It may take months of therapy to get the right response. Your doctor or health care professional will schedule tests to see if your gallstones are dissolving or if your condition is improving. You will also need to have important blood work done while on this medicine. Report continued or worsened nausea, vomiting, or abdominal pain to your doctor.

Antacids may interfere with the absorption of this medicine. Take this medicine at least 1 hour before or 2 hours after an antacid dose.

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Common and Rare Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Incidence not known

Black, tarry stools

chest pain

chills

cough

fever

painful or difficult urination

shortness of breath

sore throat

sores, ulcers, or white spots on the lips or in the mouth

swollen glands

unusual bleeding or bruising

unusual tiredness or weakness

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

Diarrhea

Less common

Abdominal or stomach pain

acid or sour stomach

belching

bloated

cramps

difficulty having a bowel movement (stool)

excess air or gas in the stomach or intestines

full feeling

heartburn

indigestion

loss of appetite

nausea and vomiting

pain in the chest below the breastbone

pain or discomfort in chest, upper stomach, or throat

passing gas

stomach discomfort or upset

weight loss

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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