DIGESTEEZE MILK THISTLE TABLETS
Active substance(s): SILYMARIN
Milk Thistle tablets
Milk Thistle standardised fruit extract
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. However, you still need to use this product carefully
to get the best results from it.
Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your doctor, pharmacist, or qualified healthcare practitioner if you need more information or advice.
You must consult a doctor or qualified healthcare practitioner if symptoms worsen or do not improve
after 1 week.
If any side effect gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor.
In this leaflet:
1. What the product is and what it is used for
4. Possible side effects
2. Before you take this product
5. How to store this product
3. How to take this product
6. Further information
WHAT THE PRODUCT IS AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
This is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Milk Thistle standardised fruit extract used
for the relief of symptoms associated with occasional over indulgence of food and drink such as
indigestion and upset stomach based on traditional use only.
Each tablet contains 137.5mg - 165mg of standardised extract (as dry extract) from Milk Thistle
fruits (Silibum marianum (L) Gaertner), (Equivalent to 2750mg - 6600mg of Milk Thistle fruit.)
corresponding to 82.5 mg of silymarin, calculated as silibinin.
Extraction solvent: ethyl acetate 100% v/v.
BEFORE YOU TAKE THIS PRODUCT
This product is not suitable for patients under 18 years of age.
Do not take this product if:
• You are allergic to Milk Thistle, any other members of the Asteraceae/Compositae family such as
marigolds, daisies or artichokes, or any of the other ingredients (see section 6 for more information).
Take special care with this product:
• Tell your doctor before taking this product if you are currently suffering from any liver disorders.
Taking other medicines.
If you are taking other medicines, tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, because there is no evidence that
it is safe to do so.
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
HOW TO TAKE THIS PRODUCT
For oral use only. Adults and the elderly: Swallow one to two tablets twice daily. Swallow the
tablet whole with some liquid.
Do not take if you are under 18 years of age.
Do not exceed the recommended dose.
After using this product
If your symptoms worsen or do not improve after one week, consult your doctor or qualified
If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you have taken more than you should and feel unwell, talk to your doctor or qualified healthcare
practitioner as soon as possible.
If you forget to take this product
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. Take the next dose when it becomes due.
If you have any questions or are not sure how to use this product, consult your doctor or qualified
POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The frequency of effects is not known. Possible side effects include:
Mild allergic skin reactions such as itching and/or skin rash, urticaria, hives, pruritis or analphylaxis.
If you experience an allergic reaction, stop taking this product.
Other side effects that may occur are feeling sick, diarrhoea, upset stomach and headache.
If any of the effects become troublesome or if you experience any other side effects, consult your
doctor or pharmacist.
Reporting of side effects If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse. This
includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects directly via
the Yellow Card Scheme at: www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects you can help
provide more information on the safety of this medicine.
HOW TO STORE THIS PRODUCT
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not store above 25°C. Store in original package.
Do not use this product after the expiry date which is stated on the side of the label after EXP.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use this product if you notice any discolouring or softening of the tablets, as this means
they may have deteriorated.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how
to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help protect the environment.
One tablet contains 137.5mg - 165mg of standardised extract (as dry extract) from Milk Thistle
fruits (Silibum marianum (L) Gaertner), (equivalent to 2750mg - 6600mg of Milk Thistle fruit.)
corresponding to 82.5mg of silymarin, calculated as silibinin.
It also contains other ingredients: calcium hydrogen phosphate anhydrous; cellulose microcrystalline;
silica colloidal hydrated; croscarmellose sodium; magnesium stearate.
The product is available in packs of 30, 60, 90 and 120 tablets (not all sizes may be marketed).
Registration number: THR 33336/0005
Traditional Herbal Registration Holder and Manufacturer:
Natures Aid Ltd, St Georges Park, Preston, Lancs. PR4 2DQ
Tel: 01772 686231; Fax: 01772 671688; e mail: email@example.com
This leaflet was last revised 02/2014.
For a large print, braille or audio version of this leaflet please call 01772 686231
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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