HRI MILK THISTLE TABLETS
Active substance(s): MILK THISTLE DRY EXTRACT REFINED AND STANDARDISED
ASDA MILK THISTLE TABLETS
Milk Thistle standardised fruit extract 300mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine because it
contains important information for you.
• Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet, or as your doctor,
or pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner has told you.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
practitioner. This includes any possible side effects not listed in this leaflet.
What is in this leaflet
1. What Asda Milk Thistle is and what it is used for
2. Before you take Asda Milk Thistle
3. How to take Asda Milk Thistle
4. Possible Side Effects
5. How to store Asda Milk Thistle
6. Further information
1. What Asda MilkThistle is and what it is used for
What Asda MilkThistle is
This product is a traditional herbal medicinal product containing Milk Thistle
standardised fruit extract.
Each film-coated tablet contains 300 mg of standardised extract (as dry extract) from
Milk Thistle fruits (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner) (equivalent to 7200mg – 8100mg
of Milk Thistle fruits) corresponding to 174mg of silymarin, calculated as silibinin.
Extraction solvent: Acetone 95% v/v.
What Asda MilkThistle is used for
Asda Milk Thistle 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 Asda MilkThistle
Do not take this product if you:
are under the age of 18 years
are pregnant or breastfeeding
are allergic to Milk Thistle or plants of the Asteraceae/Compositae family such
as daisies, marigolds or artichokes or any other of the ingredients (see section
Tell your doctor before taking this product if you are currently suffering
from active liver disease.
Taking other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist before use if you are taking any other medicines,
including those obtained without prescription.
3. How to take Asda MilkThistle
Adults and the elderly
The recommended dosage is 1 or 2 tablets daily. The tablets must be swallowed
whole with a little water. Do not chew the tablets. Do not take more than the
leaflet tells you to.
This product is not recommended for children or adolescents under 18 years of
If you take too much of this product (overdose)
If you take more than the recommended dose, speak to a doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner and take this leaflet with you.
If you forget to take this product
Continue to take your usual dose at the usual time, it does not matter if you have
missed a dose.
If your condition worsens or if symptoms persist one week after taking this
product or if side effects become serious or if side effects not mentioned in
the patient information leaflet occur, consult a doctor or a qualified
healthcare practitioner. If you have any questions, or are unsure about
anything, please ask your doctor, pharmacist or qualified healthcare
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can have side effects although the frequency is
not known. These are listed below:
Nausea (feeling sick)
Mild allergic reactions such as itching and or skin rash, urticaria, anaphylaxis,
hives, pruritus. If you experience an allergic reaction, stop taking this product
and consult your doctor.
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 information on the safety of this
5. How to store Asda MilkThistle
Do not use your tablets after the expiry date. 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 to protect the
The expiry date is printed on the box and blister pack. The expiry date refers to
the last day of that month.
Do not store above 25 °C. Store in the original packaging.
Keep the tablets out of the reach and sight of children.
Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to take them.
6. Further Information
Each film-coated tablet contains 300 mg of standardised extract (as dry extract)
from Milk Thistle fruits (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner) (equivalent to 7200mg
– 8100mg of Milk Thistle fruits) corresponding to 174mg of silymarin, calculated
as silibinin. Extraction solvent: Acetone 95% v/v.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Tablet core: Calcium Carbonate, Pregelatinised Starch, Sodium Croscarmellose,
Silicon Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Stearic Acid.
Tablet coating: Hypromellose, Purified Talc, Spectracoat Purple (Anthocyanin
(E163), Titanium Dioxide (E171), Hypromellose, Citric Acid).
What these tablets look like
Asda Milk Thistle Tablets are pale purple oval biconvex film coated tablets. This
product is available in 30, 60, 90 pack sizes. Not all pack sizes may be
Traditional Herbal Registration number: THR 02231/0004
Registration holder for this product:
The Herbal Research Company Ltd, 27 Old Gloucester Street, London
WC1N 3XX, UK
Surepharm Services Ltd, Burton on Trent, DE15 0YZ, UK.
Honeywood Ltd, Wellingborough, NN8 2QY, UK.
If you would like further information about this product please contact:
Asda Stores Limited, Leeds, LS11 5AD.
For a large print, Braille or audio version of this leaflet call 01932 854825.
This leaflet was last revised in June 2017.
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