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Active substance(s): MILK THISTLE DRY EXTRACT

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Milk Thistle Tablets


Standardised Fruit Extract 125mg
30 Film Coated Tablets

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you take this product because it contains important
information you need to know.
This product is available without prescription; however, you still need to use this product carefully to
get the best results from it. Keep this leaflet as you may need to read it again. Ask your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner if you need more information or advice.

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
This product 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 based on
traditional use only.

2. Before you take this product
Do not take this product if you are:
• allergic to Milk Thistle or to plants of the same plant family: (Asteraceae/Compositae) such as
daisies, marigolds or artichokes
• allergic to any of the ingredients of this product (see section 6)
• under 18 years old.
Tell your doctor before you take this product if you are currently suffering from active liver disease.
Taking other medicines.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking this product if you are taking any other medicines, including
those obtained without a prescription.
Pregnancy and breast feeding
Do not take this product if you are pregnant or breast feeding, because there is no evidence that it is
safe to do so.

3. How to take this product
Swallow the tablets whole with water. Do not chew.
Adults and the elderly: Take 1 - 2 tablets twice daily, before a meal.
Do not give to children or adolescents under 18 years old.
Do not exceed the stated dose.


If you take too many tablets by mistake, contact your doctor or pharmacist straight away and take this
leaflet with you.
If your symptoms worsen or persist for more than one week, consult a doctor or qualified healthcare
practitioner. If you have any questions or are not sure about anything, ask your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner for advice.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
The frequency of the side effects is not known. The following side effects have been reported:
• upset stomach
• nausea or feeling sick
• headache
• diarrhoea
Mild allergic skin reactions such as itching, rash, urticaria, hives, pruritis and anaphylaxis may occur.
Stop taking this product immediately if you experience any allergic skin reactions.
If you are concerned about any side effect, if a side effect becomes serious, or if you notice a side effect
not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor, or qualified healthcare practitioner.
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: By reporting side effects you can help provide
more information on the safety of this medicine.

5. How to store this product
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use these tablets after the expiry date printed on the base of pack.
Do not store above 25oC. Store in the original package.

6. Further information
Each film coated tablet contains: 125 mg of standardised extract (as dry extract) from Milk Thistle
fruits (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner) (equivalent to 2.5 – 5.0 g of Milk Thistle fruits) corresponding
to 62.5 – 75 mg of silymarin, calculated as silibinin. Extraction solvent: Ethyl acetate 100 % v/v.
Also contains: Tablet core: calcium carbonate, maltodextrin, croscarmellose sodium, microcrystalline
cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica, magnesium stearate.
Film Coating: hypromellose and purified talc.
This product is available in pack sizes of 30, 60 or 120 tablets. Not all pack sizes are marketed.
Is this leaflet hard to see or read? Contact us on:
Telephone: +44 (0)1283 228300 or Email:
Please be ready to give the following:
Product name: HealthAid® Milk Thistle Tablets.
Reference number: THR 20894/0072
THR holder and manufacturer is: Brunel Healthcare Manufacturing Ltd, William Nadin Way,
Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 0BB, U.K.
THR 20894/0072

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HealthAid House, Marlborough Hill,
Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1UD, England
Text revised: June 2015


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