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Limarin 140 Capsule

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Product 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.

Uses of Limarin Capsule

Benefits of Limarin Capsule

In Chronic liver disease

Limarin 140 Capsule is used to treat chronic (long-standing) liver diseases and may be used alone or with other medicines. It protects the liver cells from toxins and helps the liver to perform its normal functions. Once you start this treatment, it is likely that you will be taking it for a long time. To make the medicine more effective and for general health benefits, stop smoking, maintain a healthy weight, and do not drink too much alcohol.

In Liver cirrhosis

Limarin 140 Capsule belongs to a class of drugs known as hepatoprotectives. It protects the liver from damage against harmful chemicals known as free radicals, thereby improving the overall health of the liver. Take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. Do not stop taking it even if your symptoms disappear. To make the medicine more effective and for general health benefits, stop smoking, maintain a healthy weight, and do not drink too much alcohol.

Side effects of Limarin Capsule

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Limarin

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

How to use Limarin Capsule

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Limarin 140 Capsule is to be taken with food.

How Limarin Capsule works

Limarin 140 Capsule is obtained from milk thistle seeds (Silybum marianum). It has antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that protect liver cells from harmful effects of toxic chemicals (called free radicals) as well as some other medicines.

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.
Breast feeding
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.

All substitutes

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
Limarin 140 Capsule
₹10.0/Capsule
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₹9.1/capsule
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Hepasil 140mg Capsule
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Fact Box

Chemical Class
Flavonoid
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
GASTRO INTESTINAL
Action Class
Hepatoprotectives

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): Apriace, Benzil
Moderate
Brand(s): Capotril, Aceten, Angiopril
Moderate
Brand(s): Enatol, AB-Pril, Inopril
Moderate
Brand(s): Fovas
Moderate

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 .
Liver cirrhosis & fatty liver gastric problem
Dr. Ankur Kumar Tanwar
Ayurveda
Ok please review with all reports and if possible meet me personally in clinic
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FAQs

Q. What is Limarin 140 Capsule? What is it used for?

Limarin 140 Capsule belongs to a class of medicines known as hepatoprotective medicines which means that they protect the liver. It is used to treat chronic (long-standing) liver diseases. It is also used to treat severe cases of liver disease known as cirrhosis of the liver. Limarin 140 Capsule accelerates alcohol clearance from the blood and therefore also helps in the treatment of fatty liver due to alcoholism.

Q. How does Limarin 140 Capsule work for the liver?

Limarin 140 Capsule is obtained from milk thistle seed (Silybum marianum). Limarin 140 Capsule works by increasing the process of alcohol elimination from blood and tissues. This provides faster recovery from alcohol intoxication and as a result protects the liver from damage against harmful chemicals known as free radicals. Thereby, it helps to improve overall health of the liver.

Q. How to use Limarin 140 Capsule?

Limarin 140 Capsule should be taken with food. Take it in the dose and duration advised by the doctor. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and your total body weight. It is advised to follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get the maximum benefit of Limarin 140 Capsule.

Q. What are the side effects of Limarin 140 Capsule?

The most common side effects are nausea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, stomach or back pain, hair loss, dizziness, itching and diarrhea. However, these effects are not observed in every patient. If you are worried about them or they do not go away, inform your doctor. 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.

Q. Can Limarin 140 Capsule be used in pregnancy and lactation?

Limarin 140 Capsule may not be safe to be used in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Please consult your doctor before taking Limarin 140 Capsule if you are planning to conceive, pregnant or breastfeeding to prevent harmful effects on the baby.

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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

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Country of origin: India
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