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"Rowachol"- is it beneficial?

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i would like to know about this medicine "Rowachol" - said to be beneficial for gallstones... i have read lot about other meds ursodil bile acids etc that take long time to dossolve small stones but has side effects.... i would like to try this med instead called Rowachol. could u give any info on it if its helpful in preventing attacks or improving gallbladder function or dissolving etc... thanks.


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replied March 5th, 2011
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Hello,
Welcome to the ehealthforum and I am really glad to help you out. Rowachol is said to improve the function of the liver and gall bladder. This medicine reduces cholesterol levels by inhibiting an enzyme (HMG Co-A reductase) which is involved in the production of cholesterol in the liver. So it is basically useful in cholesterol stones.

However you should take it only after prescription from a doctor as it is not without side effects and even cause an allergic reaction if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. It is also not used in pregnancy. so try not to become pregnant when taking this medicine. If you do become pregnant, it should be avoided in the first trimester.


Hope it helps you. Regards.




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