Shannon S.
on 12/3/17 10:07 am
VSG on 11/07/17

My surgeon requires patient who still have their gallbladder to take this medicine 2x/day for 6 months to prevent gallbladder issues. The side effects are scary. I started it today but was wondering if anyone experienced any major side effect from it while taking it. Thanks.

Gwen M.
on 12/3/17 10:25 am
VSG on 03/13/14

I took it and had zero issues.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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on 12/3/17 11:33 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I really haven't heard of anyone with side effects from this. I broke out in hives two weeks after surgery which the PA immediately thought might be from the ursodiol (as that's a possible side effect), but then he told me to stay off it for a week or two and then try to gradually back on. I did, and no hives the second time around - so it most likely wasn't a reaction to the ursodiol (I'm not sure what it was - who knows - but the hives never came back).

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 12/07/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

diane S.
on 12/3/17 11:59 am

I took it too. Zero issues. Still have my gb. Hang on to it if you can. Diane S

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on 12/3/17 12:48 pm
RNY on 02/28/17

I took it for 6 months and had no problems.

HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

Shannon S.
on 12/3/17 1:51 pm
VSG on 11/07/17

Great! Thanks everyone for your responses. Makes me feel a little better.

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 12/4/17 6:26 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

I took it. No issues (and I still have my gallbladder). Almost all prescription (and many over the counter) drugs have scary possible side-effects.

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

on 12/4/17 8:31 am
VSG on 12/04/14

I also took it and had zero side effects.



Shannon S.
on 12/4/17 10:25 am
VSG on 11/07/17


on 12/4/17 3:09 pm
RNY on 08/11/14

I took it without any issues. It was a large pill so I did find it easier to take with warm tea.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150