URSO Forte is a trademark name for ursodiol. According to the manufacturer, it's generally used to treat a condition called Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. But, it's used in other circumstances, as well. From the URSO Forte patient information page: "Ursodiol is a naturally occurring bile acid. Bile acids are made in the liver and flow down the bile ducts to the intestine where they are needed to help digest the fats in the food we eat."
I don't remember if Mark was given ursodiol before, but he was on it for several months after his transplant.
If there is blockage in the bile ducts, or the liver isn't able to make enough ursodiol, this will help. Mark could actually feel when there were problems in his bile ducts. He would get pain, then at some point there would be a little 'pop' sensation and he could feel things start to flow again.
I don't know about it regulating liver functions. But it will definitely help if you have any bile-related problems and may well resolve some of your pain.
Good luck and God bless.
Fiance had HCV, cirrhosis, ESLD, ascites, and portal hypertension. Was transplanted June 2004. Now, on interferon and ribavirin. Hepatitis C is back.
Post Edited (DesertJules) : 9/15/2005 10:53:56 AM (GMT-6)