Silymarin - Drug Information

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General Information on Silymarin

Generic Name : Silymarin

Pronunciation : SILL-ee-MAR-inn

Latest prescription information about Silymarin. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Antioxidants

Trade Names/Brand Names of Silymarin

Why is Silymarin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a herb, prescribed for liver disease.  

When should Silymarin not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

Pregnancy Category

A B C D X

Category N :

Not yet classified.

What is the dosage of Silymarin?

Adult: PO- The recommended dose is 140 mg 2-3 times/day.

How should Silymarin be taken?

It comes as a tablet, capsule, and syrup to take by mouth, with food.

What are the warnings and precautions for Silymarin?

Caution needed in patients with history of hepatic encephalopathy (confusion, altered level of consciousness and coma as a result of liver failure), and in pregnant and breastfeeding women.

What are the side effects of Silymarin?

Abdominal bloating, diarrhea, flatulence, loss of appetite, nausea and stomach upset.

What are the other precautions for Silymarin?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions of Silymarin?

Store it at room temperature.

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WANT FRANCHISEE FOR JAMMU FOR SILIMARIN PLUS TAB AND SYP.

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how dose this medicine effective against hepatities c?

KUKREJA 

SILYMARIN, a mix of bioflavonoids, has properties that protect the liver. It acts on the liver
1. by changing the structure of the outer liver cell
membrane, thereby preventing liver toxins and poisons from entering the interior cell.
2. by stimulating protein synthesis in liver cells which
generates DNA and RNA, thereby helping to regenerate liver cells without stimulating growth of malignant cells.
3. by inhibiting the enzyme lipoxygenase, which forms leukotrienes from oxidized polyunsaturated fats that damage the liver.
4. by acting as an antioxidant (silymarin is at least ten times more powerful than vitamin E).
5. by increasing the gluthathione (GSE) content of the liver.

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