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Composition for NILIV


food interaction for NILIV

alcohol interaction for NILIV

pregnancy interaction for NILIV

lactation interaction for NILIV

It is better to take Niliv syrup with food.
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
Niliv syrup is probably safe to use during breastfeeding. Please consult your doctor.




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

How it works

Niliv syrup 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


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Expert advice for NILIV

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 NILIV


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.


Content on this page was last updated on 16 October, 2014, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)