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Limarin 140 Capsule


Overview

Introduction

Limarin 140 Capsule is a medicine used to treat chronic (long standing) liver diseases, and a complication of liver disease known as cirrhosis of the liver. It works by protecting the liver from harmful chemical substance and also increases the alcohol elimination from blood and tissues.

Limarin 140 Capsule should be taken with food. The dose will depend on what you are being treated for and your body weight. It is best swallowed whole, but you may need to break them to get the correct dose. This medicine needs to be taken regularly to get the most benefit and you may have to take it for several months or longer, so try to get into a routine. Keep using it as prescribed even if your symptoms disappear.

The most common side effect is diarrhea. Some other side effects include nausea, stomach upset, stomach pain, rash, and hair loss. Not everyone gets side effects. If you are worried about them, or they do not go away, let your doctor know. If you have problems with diarrhea your doctor may reduce the dose or stop the treatment. Drink enough water or fluids to stay hydrated in case of severe diarrhea.

Before taking this medicine, you should tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. Using this medicine can reduce or increase the effect of some other medicines so tell your doctor, all other medicines you are taking. Avoid drinking alcohol as it might increase side effects.

Side effects of Limarin Capsule

Common
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Indigestion
  • Loss of appetite
  • Stomach pain
  • Upset stomach
  • Back pain
  • Hair loss
  • Dizziness
  • Abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Rash

How to use Limarin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Do not chew, crush or break it. Limarin 140 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Limarin Capsule works

Limarin 140 Capsule 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.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
It is not known whether it is safe to consume alcohol with Limarin 140 Capsule. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Limarin 140 Capsule during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Limarin 140 Capsule during breastfeeding is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Driving
SAFE
Limarin 140 Capsule does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Limarin 140 Capsule in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Limarin 140 Capsule in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Limarin 140 Capsule
₹11.82/Capsule
SIVYLAR 140 MG CAPSULE
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₹9.1/Capsule
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Hepasil 140mg Capsule
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₹11.7/Capsule
save 1%

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Limarin with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Capotril, Aceten, Angiopril
MODERATE
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MODERATE
Brand(s): Fovas, Fosinace
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Brand(s): Tanatril
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Patient Concerns

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Suffering from chronic liver parenchymal disease since last three months is it curable and what food habit will follow?
Dr. Sfurti Mann
Internal Medicine
Liver cirrhosis can not be cured. Cause of liver cirrhosis needs to be worked up as well as upper GI endoscopy to look for varies. Avoid alcohol & pain killers .
Suffering liver of the cirrhosis
Dr. Ankit Soni
Homeopathy
Please consult a Hepatologist for this You will require a physical examination by a doctor
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References
  1. Drugs.com. Silymarin. [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
  2. Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO). [Accessed 28 Mar. 2019] (online) Available from:External Link
Manufacturer/Marketer Address
212/2, Hadapsar, Off Soli Poonawalla Road, Pune 411028 India
A licensed vendor partner from your nearest location will deliver Limarin 140 Capsule. Once the pharmacy accepts your order, the details of the pharmacy will be shared with you. Acceptance of your order is based on the validity of your doctor's ℞ and the availability of this medicine.
MRP
118.2
10 capsules in 1 strip
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