Ursodeoxycholic acid — adverse effects and drug interactions

@article{Hempfling2003UrsodeoxycholicA,
  title={Ursodeoxycholic acid — adverse effects and drug interactions},
  author={Wolfgang Hempfling and Karin Dilger and Ulrich Beuers},
  journal={Alimentary Pharmacology \& Therapeutics},
  year={2003},
  volume={18}
}
Background : Ursodeoxycholic acid is increasingly being used for the treatment of chronic cholestatic liver diseases. It appears to be generally well tolerated, but a systematic review on drug safety is lacking. 

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