Silymarin helps in treating hepatic dysfunction. It can also be used as a supplementary medication for treating chronic inflammatory diseases such as cirrhosis liver toxicity and liver damage.
The side effects that are associated with using this medication are rare. Some very minor allergic reactions include diarrhea, bloated feeling, skin rash, stomach pain, dizziness and itchiness. However, remember to immediately consult your doctor if you experience any side effect that persists or causes any discomfort.
Before using this medication notify your doctor if you have or are:
- Allergic to any food or syrup or substance
- The patient is below 18 years of age
- Any hormonal disorders
- Taking any prescription or non-prescription drugs
- Pregnant or are planning to become pregnant or are nursing a baby.
The dosage for this medication should be ideally prescribed by your supervising physician based on your age, overall medical history and current condition.
Remember, not to skip missed dose. You may only skip missed dose if it is the time for your next scheduled dose. In case of overdose, immediately consult your doctor.
Is It safe with alcohol?Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Are there any pregnancy warnings?This medicine should be avoided by pregnant women unless suggested by the doctor.
Are there any breast-feeding warnings?Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?This medicine usually does not affect the patients ability to drive.
Does this affect kidney function?Only limited information is available over its use in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment may not be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
Does this affect liver function?Only limited information is available over its use in patients with liver disease. Dose adjustment may not be needed. Kindly consult your doctor before taking it.
How long is the duration of effect?The time duration for which effect of this medicine will remain active in the body is not clinically established.
What is the onset of action?The time required to produce its action in the body is yet to be determined.
Are there any overdose instructions?Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
Are there any missed dose instructions?If you miss a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.
Below is the list of medicines, which contains Silymarin as ingredient
This medication has hepatoprotective functions and protects the liver against free radicals from toxins by forming a complex that prevents the entry of toxins into the liver cells.
Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.
Interaction with Alcohol
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