Silymarin [Milk thistle]
Silymarin (Milk thistle) is indicated for the treatment and prevention of-
- Liver disease, (non-alcoholic & alcoholic)
- Liver cirrhosis, (non-alcoholic & alcoholic)
- Infectious hepatitis
- Drug-induced hepatitis
- Liver disease secondary to diabetes mellitus
- Toxicity of narcotics
- Fatty liver
Each capsule contains a standardized extract of-
- Milk thistle 175 mg equivalent to Silymarin 140 mg
- Milk thistle 87.50 mg equivalent to Silymarin 70 mg
Silymarin, a flavonoid complex of Silybum marianum or Milk thistle, is the biologically active component. It provides hepatocellular protection through toxin blockade at the membrane level, enhances protein synthesis, antioxidant activity, anti-fibrotic activity and possible anti-inflammatory or immunomodulating effects.
Dosage & Administration
1 capsule 2 to 3 times daily or as directed by a physician.
Concomitant use of silymarin and butyrophenones or phenothiazines has resulted in the reduction of lipid peroxidation.
Contraindicated in patient with a known hypersensitivity to silymarin.
Well tolerated in the recommended dose. Occasionally a mild laxative effect may observe.
Pregnancy & Lactation
No experience is available about the use of Silymarin 70 mg or 140 mg during pregnancy and lactation. Therefore, if needed Silymarin 70 mg or 140 mg should be taken with caution according to the physician’s advice.
Cholagogues, Cholelitholytics & Hepatic Protectors, Herbal and Nutraceuticals
Store in a cool & dry place, away from light & moisture. Keep out of reach of children.