Drug Index

Silymarin

 
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Synonym :

Milk Thistle

Mechanism :

It is a hepatobiliary plant product used in the treatment of infective hepatitis that acts by increasing the synthesis of glutathione in the liver, which is required for the expulsion of toxins.


Indication :

• Herb prescribed for liver disease.


Contraindications :

Hypersensitivity.


Dosing :

Safety and efficacy not established in children.

Adults: 140 mg PO TID

Children: 5-10 mg/kg/day PO in 2-3 divided doses.


Adverse Effect :

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


Interaction :

No significant interactions found.


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