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Obeticholic Acid

What is Ocaliva used for?

This medication is used alone or in combination treatment for a certain liver disease (primary biliary cholangitis-PBC). This disease slowly destroys the bile ducts in the liver. When bile ducts are damaged, harmful substances can build up in bile and scar the liver. Obeticholic acid works by causing your liver to make less bile, and by helping bile flow out of the liver. Obeticholic acid may help slow worsening of primary biliary cholangitis and decrease symptoms such as tiredness, itchy skin, abdominal pain, and dry eyes and mouth.


Obeticholic Acid


Gi Disorders
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Ocaliva Frequently Asked Questions

Although this medication is used to treat a certain liver disease, it has caused serious (even fatal) worsening of liver function, especially when taken at a higher dose than recommended. Your doctor should prescribe your dose based on your medical condition and response to treatment. To lower your chance of side effects, follow your doctor's dosage instructions carefully.

Before starting treatment with this medication, your doctor should order lab tests to see if you have severe liver disease. This medication should not be used by people with certain types of liver disease. Consult your doctor for more details. Your doctor should also order lab tests and watch for symptoms of worsening liver function during treatment (see also Side Effects section).

IMPORTANT: HOW TO USE THIS INFORMATION: This is a summary and does NOT have all possible information about this product. This information does not assure that this product is safe, effective, or appropriate for you. This information is not individual medical advice and does not substitute for the advice of your health care professional. Always ask your health care professional for complete information about this product and your specific health needs.

Ocaliva Dosage and Form Information

5 Mg
10 Mg