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Composition for HIGADO LS

Silymarin(150 mg),Lecithin(500 mg)

food interaction for HIGADO LS

alcohol interaction for HIGADO LS

pregnancy interaction for HIGADO LS

lactation interaction for HIGADO LS

There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.


Silymarin(150 mg)


Silymarin is a liver protectant and antioxidant. Treatment with silymarin has shown slightly improved liver function, and showed improvement in patients with type 2 diabetes and diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease). 

How it works

Silymarin is an active principle obtained from milk thistle seed (Silybum marianum) . It might protect liver cells from toxic chemicals and drugs. It also seems to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effects. Milk thistle plant extract might enhance the effects of estrogen.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal bloating, Diarrhoea, Indigestion, Loss of appetite, Stomach pain
Lecithin(500 mg)


Lecithin is used as a health supplement to aid treatment of:
  • high blood levels of fats and cholesterol (hyperlipidemia and hypercholesterolemia).
  • liver problems due to fat accumulation (hepatic steatosis).
  • liver damage due to toxic effects (detoxification) of certain drugs (antituberculosis drugs, antipsychotics, antiepileptic drugs and immunosuppressant drugs).
  • problems of gallbladder.
  • certain neurological diseases such as mania (abnormally elevated mood), dementia (decline in memory and general mental ability).

How it works

Lecithin or phosphatidylcholine is a type of lipid (phospholipid) naturally found in the body and plays important roles in maintenance of cell membrane (outer protective covering of cells) which is essential for several biological processes. As a health supplement, lecithin is known to lower blood levels of cholesterol by aiding its removal; protect the liver from toxins and infections (hepatoprotective) and protect the nervous stem by nourishing the cell membrane.

Common side effects

Nausea, Abdominal bloating, Stomach pain


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Expert advice for HIGADO LS

Do not start or continue silymarin and consult your doctor:
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have liver cirrhosis.
  • If you have Hormone-sensitive conditions such as breast cancer, uterine cancer, ovarian cancer, endometriosis, or uterine fibroids.

Frequently asked questions for HIGADO LS


Q. Is silymarin/milk thistle safe?
Silymarin is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is silymarin same as milk thistle?
Yes, silymarin is a compound obtained from milk thistle seed.
Q. Is silymarin good for liver?
Silymarin acts as liver protectant and has been found to be effective for certain liver disease. Always follow your doctor’s advice regarding its use.
Q. Is silymarin good for kidney?
It is good for kidney as found in some studies
Q. Is silymarin a flavonoid
Yes ,it contains a mixture of flavonolignans consisting of silibinin, isosilibinin, silicristin and silidianin.
Q. Is silymarin a blood thinner?
No, it acts as liver protectant.
Q. Does silymarin protect liver?
Yes, silymarin acts as liver protectant.
Q. Does silymarin cause low cholesterol level, diarrhea, lower bilirubin?
Diahhrea is the common side effect of silymarin. No clinically observable effect on cholesterol and bilirubin has been reported. Patient should follow doctor’s advice regarding possible side effects.
Q. Does silymarin have estrogen?
No, however it may acts like estrogen.


Q. Is lecithin vegetarian/vegan/halal/gluten free?
Please refer to package insert of the prescribed brand regarding source and other additives before use.
Q. Is lecithin safe/bad for you?
Lecithin is a type of lipid or fat (phospholipid) that offers several health benefits. In the form of a supplement it is safe if used at prescribed doses for the prescribed duration as advised by your doctor.
Q. Is lecithin a protein?
No. Lecithin is a type of lipid or fat (phospholipid) that offers several health benefits.
Q. Is lecithin soy?
Soy or soybean is a major source of lecithin.

Can I take lecithin with fish oil/ thyroxin/ antibiotics/ statins/ blood pressure tablets/ simvastatin?
Yes.There are no known major interactions of lecithin with fish oil, thyroxin, commonly used antibiotics or blood pressure medicines and statins including simvastatin.
Q. Does lecithin help lose weight?
 It may be beneficial in reducing body weight. Lecithin is usually used as a part of a regimen that includes diet, exercise and other medications.

Q. Reduce cholesterol?
Lecithin is used to aid treatment of lowering blood cholesterol.
Q. Does lecithin lower blood pressure/thin blood/burn fat/decrease milk supply?
Lecithin has no known effect on lowering blood pressure or changing the fluidity of blood. It does not ‘burn fat’ (increase metabolism that helps lower fat).It reduces fat through a different mechanism. Lecithin has no known effect on production or release of breast milk.
Q. Does lecithin cause gas/ acne?
No.Causing gas and acne are not among the possible side effects of lecithin.
Q. Does lecithin help with memory?
Lecithin has shown positive effects on memory in patients with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia.


Content on this page was last updated on 12 January, 2016, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)