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MILK THISTLE
MILK THISTLE (Silybum marianum) - ORAL

Important Note

The following information is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacist or other healthcare professional. It should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. Consult your healthcare professional before using this drug.

MILK THISTLE (Silybum marianum) - ORAL

Uses

Milk thistle fruit has been used for liver disease. Some herbal/diet supplement products have been found to contain possibly harmful impurities/additives. Check with your pharmacist for more details regarding the particular brand you use. The FDA has not reviewed this product for safety or effectiveness. Consult your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

How To Use

Take this product by mouth as directed. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

Side Effects

Loose stools (mild laxative effect) may sometimes occur. Notify your doctor if this effect persists or worsens. If you notice other effects, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions

If you have any of the following health problems, consult your doctor before using this product: liver problems (acute toxic liver disease, chronic inflammatory liver disease, cirrhosis of the liver), stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., inflammatory or irritable bowel syndrome). Liquid preparations of this product may contain sugar and/or alcohol. Caution is advised if you have diabetes, alcohol dependence or liver disease. Ask your doctor or pharmacist about the safe use of this product. This product should be used only when clearly needed during pregnancy. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding.

Drug Interactions

Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription medications you may use.

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.

Notes

Keep all appointments for medical or laboratory tests.

Missed Dose

If you miss a dose, use it as soon as you remember. If it is near the time of the next dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.

Storage

Refer to storage information printed on the package. If you have any questions about storage, ask your pharmacist.