Reply To: Ursodiol (Actigall)

  • Mary Lynn Rae

    June 18, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    We do not prescribe actigal for prophylaxis. 

    Mary Lynn Rae
    Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
    Chicago, IL
    United States

    Original Message:
    Sent: 06-18-2014 06:52 PM
    From: Lisa Pinner
    Subject: Ursodiol (Actigall)

    Our facility is looking at starting patient on Actigall as VOD prophylaxis.  We had tried it in the past but had very poor compliance especially with the smaller patients that had to take the liquid.  I am looking for any input on how your faciliiet have tackled the issues of mucositis and taste.

    Are you using Actigall for VOD prophylaxis?  If yes, Allo, Auto or both populations

    Are you starting it prior to admission?

    Are you adding anything to the liquid to make it more palatable?

    Are you placing NG tubes to deliver meds?

    How are you handling patient s with grade 3 or 4 mucositis?

    Thanks for your assistance

    Lisa Pinner