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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.
1. What this 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
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.
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.
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.
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:
• nausea or feeling sick
• upset stomach
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.
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 or pharmacy or call freephone 0808 100 3352 (available 10am-2pm Monday - Friday).
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.
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.
To request a copy of this leaflet in Braille, large print or audio please call free 0800 198 5000 (UK only). 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.
HealthAid House, Marlborough Hill, Harrow, Middlesex, HA1 1UD, England
Text revised: September 2013