Application Information

This drug has been submitted to the FDA under the reference 018513/002.

Names and composition

"CHENIX" is the commercial name of a drug composed of CHENODIOL.


ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018513/002 CHENIX CHENODIOL TABLET/ORAL 250MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

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ApplId/ProductId Drug name Active ingredient Form Strenght
018513/002 CHENIX CHENODIOL TABLET/ORAL 250MG **Federal Register determination that product was not discontinued or withdrawn for safety or efficacy reasons**

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Gall bladder
I was recently diagnosed with gall bladder stones and the doctor said I should have my gall bladder removed. I'm scared and I don't want to undergo surgery. I want to know, from those who've had surgery, was it worth it? Is there any way I can avoid surgery? Asked by Lexie Dischinger 2 years ago.

There are drugs which can dissolve gall stone plus there are many home remedy's (which probably don't work). The drugs ursodiol (Actigall) and chenodiol (Chenix) work best for small cholesterol stones. Months or years of treatment may be necessary before all the stones dissolve. Both drugs may cause mild diarrhea, and chenodiol may temporarily raise levels of blood cholesterol and the liver enzyme transaminase. There's also an experimental procedure involves injecting a drug directly into the gallbladder to dissolve cholesterol stones. The drug—methyl tert-butyl ether—can dissolve some stones in 1 to 3 days, but it causes irritation and some complications have been reported. The procedure is being tested in symptomatic patients with small stones. Fortunately, the gallbladder is an organ people can live without. Your liver produces enough bile to digest a normal diet. Once the gallbladder is removed, bile flows out of the liver through the hepatic ducts into the common bile duct and directly into the small intestine, instead of being stored in the gallbladder. Because now the bile flows into the small intestine more often, softer and more frequent stools can occur in about 1 percent of people. These changes are usually temporary Most surgeons remove the gall bladder laperscopically, and you will be hospitalizes less then 1-2 days with little post op pain, return to light work in 2-3 days Answered by Dorotha Emswiler 2 years ago.

When the formation of gallstones leads to attacks of pain and nausea, surgical removal of the gallbladder is the most frequently recommended treatment. The medical term for this operation is cholecystectomy (KOL-ee-sis-TEK-tuh-mee). Today there are two ways of performing it: Open Cholecystectomy: This method requires a single large incision under the right rib cage. The operation takes 1 to 2 hours. Your stay in the hospital can last 2 to 5 days. Laparoscopic Cholycystectomy: This "Band-Aid surgery" technique substitutes four tiny incisions for a single large one. One is made just below the belly button. Two more are made in the abdomen above the right hip. A fourth is needed just below the ribs in the middle of the chest. A tiny, lighted scope is inserted through one incision. Miniature, remote-controlled surgical tools are inserted through the others. To give the surgeon an unobstructed view, the abdomen is inflated with carbon dioxide gas throughout the procedure. Like an open cholecystectomy, the operation takes 1 to 2 hours. However, your hospital stay may be less than a day. During the operation, the doctor will check for stones in the duct that drains the gallbladder, and remove them as well. Risks Although gallstones often can be dissolved by drugs or shattered by sound waves, the problem is likely to recur if these methods are used. Removal of the gallbladder provides the only permanent solution. Like all surgery, the operation poses a risk of internal bleeding or infection; and blood clots could form and lodge in the lungs, making it difficult to breath. In general, however, the procedure is relatively safe. Answered by Reda Razor 2 years ago.

I'm pretty sure there is no way to avoid surgery if your Dr. Has recommended it. I had my gallbladder removed. It was a piece of cake. I never really suffered any pain from mine but I have heard it is a terrible pain. So once you have that you will be begging them to take it out. The will do it laporascopically. Through 3 little holes in your belly. No bigger then a dime each. Wich means a very quick recovery! I believe the hospital stay is only overnight! The best thing to do is to get it over with before it creates serious problems for you:) GoodLuck! Answered by Mignon Ringuette 2 years ago.

oh hunny if you have gallstones and me surgery is totally worth 16 and i got it removed in november last year.....first i was terrified....but the gallattacks were horrible soo instead of crawling on the floor with pain and not being able to eat any foods that were good...i got surgery....look its a very easy surgery no more than 1hr and 30 get 4 little incisions about the size of the tip of a pen and thats it.....they put you to sleep you wake up then its done....when you wake up you will feel dizy but it goes away and you dont feel nauseous if you dont think about it.....i was eating fried chicken and mashed potatoes the next day......but you will be sore for about a week but it feels like you did alot of situps thats it Answered by Jacquetta Nicley 2 years ago.

modify your diet to avoid fatty foods & cow's milk products. inform your surgeon of the anxiety & take your list of questions. have them answered BEFORE you leave the office. Answered by Clay Ben 2 years ago.

Rid of Gallstones?
A wacky doctor told me to get rid of gallstones (if they are small) take 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1 tbsp of lemon juice every five min. for 1 hour. Has anyone ever heard of this working. Asked by Obdulia Haberstroh 2 years ago.

Get Rid of Gallstones in as Little Answered by Elanor Banda 2 years ago.

i've worked in the health care field for 8+ years now and the only way I know to get rid of gallstones is to have them surgically removed. it's a very simple procedure and nowdays-it's usually done on an outpatient basis which means you get to go home the same day. these can become very painful and extremely dangerous if left untreated. Answered by Jenine Breed 2 years ago.

Gold Coin Grass Tincture Answered by Concetta Prouse 2 years ago.

This therapy has been around for a long time in many forms. The first time I heard it, it was one-half cup of each three nights in a row before bedtime. Then, as time went by, the dosage amounts got smaller, but more frequent. This therapy does work extremely well on gall stones. I know too many people who have benefitted from it to doubt it. Most of them take one tablespoon of each three times a day for three to five days. To help speed the process up, there's also a reflex spot on your leg you can massage. If you stand up and put your hands down to your sides, it's where your figertips meet your leg. Push around firmly, but not too hard, in that area to check for tenderness. If it's tender, start working it gently; and apply more pressure as tolerated. Answered by Herschel Lague 2 years ago.

Chinese Bitters And Coptis Answered by Camelia Ripa 2 years ago.

NO....I had to get my Gallbladder taken out anyway after I wasted money trying to cure them!!! Answered by Chang Limbach 2 years ago.

Wise quack. Answered by Kristen Debeer 2 years ago.

well i guess he thinks the lemon juice will dissolve them and the oil will make them slide on through , never heard of it before though Answered by Adalberto Montefusco 2 years ago.

i'm about to have mine removed end of month........but let me know if that works! Answered by Ulysses Schlissel 2 years ago.


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