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Silymarin - Indications, Dosage, Side Effects and Precautions

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Information about Silymarin

Generic Name : Silymarin
Up-to-date prescription details regarding Silymarin are provided here.
Pronunciation : SILL-ee-MAR-inn
Learn the correct pronunciation of the Silymarin, understand it's uses, recommended dosages, its indications, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its and its storage instructions.
You will also find a list of the medication's International and Indian brand or trade names, as well as its pricing information. For verification of the information presented on this page or for additional clarifications, it's advisable to consult your doctor.
Therapeutic Classification : Antioxidants
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Trade Names/Brand Names of Silymarin

India : 

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International : 

Hepasil, Heptosil, Liprotec, Sarim, Silimarin, Silirin
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Why is Silymarin Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a herb, prescribed for liver disease.  
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When should Silymarin not be taken? (Contraindications)

Hypersensitivity.

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 for Silymarin?

Store it at room temperature.
Last Updated : August 11, 2022



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sudhirsss, India

WANT FRANCHISEE FOR JAMMU FOR SILIMARIN PLUS TAB AND SYP.

tenthcaller, United States

how dose this medicine effective against hepatities c?

KUKREJA, India

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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