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LIFECYCLE MILK THISTLE CAPSULES

Active substance: MILK THISTLE DRY EXTRACT REFINED AND STANDARDISED

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PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

MILK THISTLE CAPSULES
Milk Thistle Standardised Fruit Extract
Important notes
u Please read this leaflet carefully before you
use this product because it contains
important information
u Keep this leaflet; you may need to read it again
u Seek professional advice if you need more
information
u Please tell a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner if your symptoms worsen or do
not improve after 1 week of taking this product
u Please tell a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner if you suffer from side effects not
listed in this leaflet and/or if any of the side
effects become serious
In this leaflet
1 What this product is and what it is used for
2 Before you take this product
3 How to take this product
4 Possible side effects
5 How to store this product
6 Further information
1 - What this product is and what
it is used for
This product contains Milk Thistle Standardised
Fruit Extract. It is a traditional herbal medicinal
product used to relieve the symptoms
associated with occasional over indulgence of
food and drink such as indigestion and upset
stomach. This is based on traditional use only.

3 - How to take this product
For oral use only.
For adults and elderly: Take 1 capsule 2 times
daily. Swallow the whole capsule with water.
Do not exceed the stated dose.
If you take too much of the product
(overdose): Speak to a Doctor or a qualified
Healthcare Practitioner immediately and take
this leaflet and bottle with you.
If you forget to take this product: Do not
take a double dose to make up for the
missed dose(s). Continue to take your usual
dose at the usual time. It does not matter if
you have missed a dose.
Duration of use: If symptoms worsen or do
not improve after one week, a Doctor or a
qualified Healthcare Practitioner should be
consulted.
4 - Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can have side
effects although the frequency is not known.
Possible side effects are:
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Nausea (feeling sick)
Diarrhoea
Upset stomach
Headache
Mild allergic reactions such as itching
and/or skin rash, urticaria, anaphylaxis,
hives, pruritus

If any of the above side effects become serious
or if you experience any other side effects not
listed above consult your Doctor, Pharmacist
or a qualified Healthcare Practitioner.
If you experience any allergic reactions, stop
taking this product and consult your Doctor.

2 - Before you take this product

5 - How to store this product

Do not take this product if you are:
u Under 18 years of age
u Pregnant or breastfeeding
u Allergic to Milk Thistle or plants of the
Asteraceae/Compositae family such as
daisies, marigolds or artichokes or to any of
the ingredients in this product (see section 6
of this leaflet)
Consult a Doctor or a qualified Healthcare
Practitioner if you are currently suffering from
active liver disease.

u Keep the capsules in the bottle until it is
time to take them
u Do not take the capsules after the expiry
date (see outer label). The expiry date
refers to the last day of the month
u Do not store above 25°C
u Keep the bottle tightly closed
u Keep in the original container
u Keep the capsules out of sight and reach
of children
More information on back panel

6 - Further information

THR 21710/0024

Each hard capsule contains 133mg-324mg of
extract (as dry extract) from Milk Thistle Fruits
(Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner) (equivalent to
3325mg-9720mg of Milk Thistle Fruits)
corresponding to 108mg of silymarin, calculated
as silibinin.
Extraction solvent: Acetone 99.9% v/v.
This product also contains the following
inactive (excipient) ingredients: Microcrystalline
cellulose, Magnesium stearate, Silica colloidal
hydrated.
Excipients in the extract: Maltodextrin.
Capsule shell: Hypromellose.
Each bottle contains 30, 50 or 100 clear; two
piece capsules with beige/brown fill. Not all pack
sizes may be marketed.

Traditional Herbal Registration Holder
NBTY Europe Limited
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire, CV10 7RH
United Kingdom
Manufacturer
NBTY Europe Limited
Vitality House
Sixth Avenue
Centrum 100
Burton-on-Trent
Staffordshire, DE14 2WP
United Kingdom
If you would like further information about
this product, please contact:
NBTY Europe Limited
Regulatory Services Department
Samuel Ryder House
Barling Way
Nuneaton
Warwickshire, CV10 7RH
United Kingdom
Is this leaflet hard to see or read?
Contact us on:
Telephone: +44 (0) 2476 215 400
Fax: +44 (0) 2476 215 452
Email: customerservices@NBTYeurope.com
You can help to make medicines safer by
reporting any side effects to the Yellow Card
Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard
Alternatively you can get a paper Yellow Card
form from your GP’s surgery or pharmacy, or
call freephone 0808 100 3352
This leaflet was prepared on: 14/02/2014

BM802-000 01A I39078-000

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