Ursosan for children: instructions for use


Often, after birth, the baby’s skin acquires a yellow color of varying intensity. The parent does not need to be afraid; this physiological state is explained by the adaptation of the child’s body to new conditions. But if the jaundice has dragged on, you need to consult with your doctor and start giving the baby a safe drug, Ursosan.

Release form

"Ursosan" is available only in capsules. Such forms of release as tablets, syrup and suspension do not exist. Cream colored capsules contain powder. They are packaged in blisters of 10 pieces. In a pack there can be 10, 50 or 100 capsules.


Each capsule contains the main component - ursodeoxycholic acid, as well as auxiliary - starch, gelatin for the capsule shell, titanium dioxide - food coloring.

Ursodeoxycholic acid is produced in the human body and some animals, such as bears. This substance has hepatoprotective functions, as well as enhances its own immunity. For a person is completely biocompatible.

Operating principle

Acid has a choleretic effect, can dissolve stones that are formed in the gallbladder, regulates the level of cholesterol and other fats in the liver, has an immunomodulatory effect.


Reception "Ursosana" is prescribed to patients with various types of hepatitis, with cholelithiasis, liver cirrhosis, cystic fibrosis. The high bio-safety and availability of the baby drug makes it indispensable for the treatment of infant zheltushka in newborns.

The physiological jaundice of newborns usually occurs in 70% of babies. This condition is associated with the adaptation of the newborn to new conditions. The yellow one is related to the fact that bilirubin accumulates in the child’s blood, and because of the nature of the infant’s metabolism, this substance is eliminated slowly.

Usually, the yellow one lasts no longer than 1 month and goes away on its own, but if the condition is delayed, special preparations are prescribed, for example, “Ursosan” and other methods of treatment - special photo lamps or sunbathing in the warm season.

From what age is prescribed?

Instructions for use from the manufacturer indicate that "Ursosan" is prescribed to children from 2 years. This is due to the fact that younger children find it difficult to swallow a capsule. However, in the practice of treating infant zheltka, Ursosan is a very widely used drug. Ursodeoxycholic acid in itself has no age limit to use.


Do not use "Ursosan" with a non-functioning gallbladder, liver failure, some diseases of the liver and gallbladder.

Side effects

In rare cases, taking the drug can lead to reactions from the gastrointestinal tract - vomiting, diarrhea, allergic reactions.


Children older than 2 years, the doctor calculates the dose individually based on the child's body weight. On average, children can get 10-20 mg of acid per kg of weight per day. Take the medicine capsule with plenty of water. The duration of treatment depends on the disease and its severity. For example, with cystic fibrosis, the duration of treatment can be up to 6 months.

With infant jaundice for newborns, the contents of one capsule are divided into 4 or 5 parts, each portion is diluted in water or added to breast milk and given to a child.Usually "Ursosan" give when feeding.

The exact dosage and time of admission can be prescribed only by the attending physician, based on data from a blood test for bilirubin.


Cases of overdose of ursodeoxycholic acid are unknown. But if the parents suspect that unpleasant symptoms (vomiting, diarrhea, skin allergies) are associated with taking the medication, you should seek medical help. If the child is small or a baby - for emergency help.

Interaction with other drugs

Often, along with Ursosan, the doctor prescribes absorbent drugs, for example, "EnterosgelOr "Smektu". But they should not be taken at the same time.because these drugs reduce the absorption of ursodeoxycholic acid, and, consequently, the effectiveness of treatment.

Also in older children do not need to combine the reception "Ursosana" and lipid-lowering drugs, it reduces the ability of the acid to dissolve gallstones.

Terms of sale and storage

In pharmacies "Ursosan" released without a doctor's prescription. At home, the medicine should be stored at room temperature in a cool and dark place. Shelf life of the drug is 4 years.


Reviews of parents who gave their children "Ursosan" say that the drug is effective in the treatment of infant jaundice. Pediatricians prescribe medication for babies of different ages. Someone it helps after several applications, someone may need a second course of treatment. Parents note that the contents of the capsules look like granules, which are easy to divide into parts and dissolve in water. Side effects even in newborn babies does not appear.

Other parents say that their children "Ursosan" appointed gastroenterologist with the diagnosis of biliary dyskinesia. This disease is associated with violations of the outflow of bile and is manifested by acute pain in the side. The treatment with Ursosan, together with physiotherapy, lasted about 1 month. The condition improved, the pain passed.


The active substance analogues "Ursosana" are such drugs as "Urdoksa", "Urso 100", "Ursodez", "Ursodesoxycholic acid", "Ursodex", "Ursoliv" and others. Suspension “Ursofalk", Sometimes erroneously called syrup. but it is not recommended to replace the drug prescribed by the doctor to children, and especially to babies. In addition to the main substance, medications contain various additives, which the child may develop side effects.

The price of “Ursosana” in pharmacies varies from 191 rubles for 10 capsules to 835 rubles for 50 capsules and 1451 rubles for 100. For comparison, 100 capsules “Ursofalka"Cost 1771 rubles, and the suspension of 250 grams - 1158 rubles. The analogue on the active substance of the Russian manufacturer Exhol costs 1712 rubles, and is also available in the form of capsules.

For information on how convenient it is to give Ursosan to children, see the following video.

Information provided for reference purposes. Do not self-medicate. At the first symptoms of the disease, consult a doctor.