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Active substance(s): MILK THISTLE DRY EXTRACT

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Lamberts Milk Thistle Tablets
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Standardised Fruit Extract 150mg
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Patient Information Leaflet
Lamberts® Milk Thistle Tablets
Please read this information carefully before you
start taking these tablets. It contains some
important information about this product. Keep
this leaflet with the tablets. You may want to read
it again or show it to your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.

What is 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 is a traditional herbal medicinal
product containing Milk Thistle Standardised Fruit
Extract. Each film-coated tablet contains 150mg of
standardised extract (as dry extract) from Milk Thistle
fruits (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner) (equivalent to
3600-4050mg of Milk Thistle fruits) corresponding to
87mg of silymarin, calculated as silibinin.
Lamberts® Milk Thistle Tablets 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:
• pregnant or breastfeeding
• allergic to any of the ingredients or to plants
of the Asteraceae/Compositae family such as
daisies, marigolds or artichokes (see section 6)
• under 18 years of age
Talk to your doctor before taking this product if you
are currently suffering from active liver disease.

3. How to take this product
For oral use only
Adults and the elderly:
Take 1 to 2 tablets per day as required. Swallow the
tablets whole with some water or other liquid. Do not
chew the tablets.

Do not exceed the stated dose.
Do not give to children or adolescents under
18 years old.
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.

After taking this product
If your symptoms worsen, if they do not improve
after one week, if side effects become serious
or you experience side effects not mentioned
in this leaflet, you must consult your doctor,
pharmacist or qualified healthcare practitioner.
If you have any questions, or are unsure about
anything, please ask your doctor, pharmacist or
qualified healthcare practitioner.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this product can have side effects.
The following side effects have been reported:
• Nausea or feeling sick
• Diarrhoea
• Upset stomach
• Headache
If these persist for more than a few days, or become
troublesome, stop taking this product. These common
side effects are often only temporary.
• Mild allergic skin reactions, itching and/or skin
rash, hives, anaphylaxis
Stop taking this product immediately if you experience
any allergic skin reaction.
If you are concerned about any side effect or if
you experience any side effect not listed above,
consult your doctor, pharmacist or qualified
healthcare practitioner.
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

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or pharmacy, or call free phone 0808 100 3352
(available 10am – 2pm Monday – Friday).

5. How to store this product
Keep the tablets out of the sight and reach of children.
Keep your tablets in the blister pack until it is time to
take them.
Do not store above 25°C.
Store in the original package.
Do not use Lamberts® Milk Thistle tablets after the
expiry date which is stated on the box and blister pack.
The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Return any out-of-date tablets to your pharmacist who
will dispose of them for you.

6. Further Information
Active Ingredient
Each film-coated tablet contains 150mg of
standardised extract (as dry extract) from Milk Thistle
fruits (Silybum marianum (L.) Gaertner) (equivalent to
3600-4050mg of Milk Thistle fruits) corresponding
to 87mg of silymarin, calculated as silibinin.
Extraction Solvent: Acetone 95% v/v.
This product also contains the following ingredients:
Tablet core: Maltodextrin, Microcrystalline Cellulose,
Sodium Croscarmellose, Stearic Acid, Magnesium
Stearate, Colloidal Hydrated Silica.
Tablet coating: Hypromellose, Glycerol.
Each pack contains 30, 60 or 90 film-coated tablets.
Not all pack sizes may be marketed.
Traditional herbal registration holder for this product:
Lamberts Healthcare Ltd., 1 Lamberts Road,
Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3EH
Manufacturer of this product:
Thompson & Capper Ltd; Hardwick Road; Astmoor;
Runcorn; Cheshire; WA7 1PH.
Traditional Herbal Registration Number:
THR 34425 / 0008
If you would like further information about this product
or would like a large print, Braille or audio version of
this leaflet please contact: Lamberts Healthcare Ltd,
1 Lamberts Road, Tunbridge Wells, Kent TN2 3EH.
Tel: 01892 554312.
Email: technical@lambertshealthcare.co.uk
This leaflet was revised in May 2012.
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