Cholagogues and Choleretics
- Cholagogues and Choleretics
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Gastrointestinal agents that stimulate the flow of bile into the duodenum (cholagogues) or stimulate the production of bile by the liver (choleretic).
Drug Drug Description Ursodeoxycholic acid A bile acid used for the treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC). Deoxycholic acid A cytolytic agent injected subcutaneously to improve the appearance submental fat. Taurocholic acid The product of conjugation of cholic acid with taurine. Its sodium salt is the chief ingredient of the bile of carnivorous animals. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats... Tauroursodeoxycholic acid The taurine conjugate of ursodeoxycholic acid with antiapoptotic and ER stress response dampening effects used in some countries to treat gallstones. It is also being investigated for a wide variety of other conditions. Cholecystokinin For use as a diagnostic aid for evaluation of gallbladder disorders. It is also used in conjunction with secretin in pancreatic insufficiency . Dehydrocholic acid No approved therapeutic indications. Tritoqualine Not Annotated Epomediol Not Annotated Glycocholic acid The glycine conjugate of cholic acid. It acts as a detergent to solubilize fats for absorption and is itself absorbed. Ferulic acid Not Available Taurochenodeoxycholic acid Taurochenodeoxycholic acid is likely indicated as a choleretic and cholagogue. It is also being investigated for its role in inflammation and cancer therapy.
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