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Silbostin Information

Silbostin is a prescription medicine that is available as a Capsule. It is primarily used for the treatment of Cholestatic Liver Diseases. Other than this, Silbostin has some other therapeutic uses, which have been discussed ahead.

The optimal dosage of Silbostin is largely dependent on the individual's body weight, medical history, gender and age. Besides the medical condition it is advised for, the route of administration also plays an important role in determining the correct drug dosage. For detailed information on this, read through the dosage section.

The side effects typically associated with Silbostin include Indigestion, Bloating or fullness, Diarrhoea. Normally, these side effects of Silbostin are not long lasting and go away when the treatment is finished. Please speak with your doctor if these side effects worsen or persist for a longer duration.

Furthermore, you should know that effect of Silbostin is Moderate for pregnant women and Unknown for women who are breastfeeding. Warnings related to Silbostin's effects on the liver, heart and kidney, if any, have been listed below.

The section on Silbostin contraindications lists all such conditions.

Drug reaction of Silbostin with other medicines has been reported. Refer to the list below for further details.

You should also be aware that Silbostin is safe while driving, and is addiction.



Silbostin Benefits & Uses

Silbostin is used to treat the following -

Other Benefits

  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

Silbostin Dosage & How to Take

This is the usual dosage recommended in most common treatment cases. Please remember that every patient and their case is different, so the dosage can be different based on the disease, route of administration, patient's age and medical history.

Find the right dosage based on disease and age

Age Group Dosage
Adult
  • Disease: Cholestatic Liver Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 140 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
Geriatric
  • Disease: Cholestatic Liver Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 140 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice
13 - 18 years (Adolescent)
  • Disease: Cholestatic Liver Diseases
  • Before or After Meal: With meal
  • Single Maximum Dose: 70 mg
  • Dosage Form: Capsule
  • Dosage Route: Oral
  • Frequency: 3 daily
  • Course Duration: As directed by the doctor
  • Special Instructions: For course duration follow doctor's advice, dose may increase according to body weight

Silbostin Related Warnings

  • Is the use of Silbostin safe for pregnant women?


    Silbostin can have harmful effects in pregnant women. If you experience any discomfort after using Silbostin, then discontinue the use and take your doctor's advice.

    Moderate
  • Is the use of Silbostin safe during breastfeeding?


    Information about safety of Silbostin for women who are breastfeeding is not available since scientific research on this is yet to be done.

    Unknown
  • What is the effect of Silbostin on the Kidneys?


    Silbostin rarely affects the kidneys.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Silbostin on the Liver?


    Side effects of Silbostin rarely affect the liver.

    Mild
  • What is the effect of Silbostin on the Heart?


    Silbostin may have mild side effects on the heart. Most people will never see any effect on the heart.

    Mild


Severe Interaction of Silbostin with Other Drugs

Silbostin should not be taken with following medicines due to severe side effects it may cause to patients -

Moderate



Silbostin Contraindications

If you are suffering from any of the following diseases, you should not take Silbostin unless your doctor advises you to do so -



Frequently asked Questions about Silbostin

  • Is this Silbostin habit forming or addictive?


    Silbostin is not addictive in nature.

    No
  • Is it safe to drive or operate heavy machinery when consuming?


    Yes, you can comfortably use machinery or drive after taking Silbostin since it will not make you feel sleepy.

    Safe
  • Is it safe?


    Yes, the use of Silbostin is considered safe.

    Safe
  • Is it able to treat mental disorders?


    No, Silbostin cannot treat any kind of mental disorder.

    No

Silbostin Interactions with Food and Alcohol

  • Interaction between Food and Silbostin


    Due to a lack of research, nothing can be said about the consequences of taking Silbostin together with food.

    Unknown
  • Interaction between Alcohol and Silbostin


    It is difficult to say anything about the effect of Silbostin and alcohol. No research has been done on this yet.

    Unknown


Frequently asked Questions about Silbostin

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Silbostin cure fatty liver?

Dr. Amit Singh MBBS , General Physician

Silbostin is used in the treatment of fatty liver in combination with other drugs. It helps in improving liver functions with assists in speedy recovery.

Question over 5 years ago

How does Silbostin work?

Dr. Braj Bhushan Ojha BAMS , Gastroenterology, Dermatology, Psychiatry, Ayurveda, Sexology, Diabetology

Silbostin contains silymarin which is a polyphenolic flavonoid obtained from plant milk thistle (Silybum marianum). It is presumed that Silbostin works through multiple mechanisms. It prevents the formation of reactive oxygen species (free radicals) that damages the liver which affects its normal functioning. It also reduces the inflammation and stimulates the liver cells to produce proteins. 

Question over 4 years ago

Is Silbostin a blood thinner?

Dr. Suhas Bhargav MBBS , General Physician

No, Silbostin is not a blood thinner. It belongs to the class of drug known as polyphenolic flavonoid that possesses hepatoprotective, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticancer, and cardioprotective properties.

Question almost 5 years ago

Can Silbostin treat hepatitis B?

Aakash Shah MBBS, MBBS , General Physician

No, Silbostin does not treat hepatitis B because it is not an antiviral drug. However, it is used in combination with other drugs in the treatment of hepatitis.

Question over 5 years ago

How long can I safely take Silbostin?

Dr. Saurabh Dhamdhere MBBS , Orthopedics

The duration of treatment might vary depending upon the patient's medical condition. You are advised to take it as per your doctor's advice. Do not take it longer than prescribed by your doctor to avoid unpleasant side effects.



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This medicine data has been created by -

Vikas Chauhan

B.Pharma, Pharmacy
5 Years of Experience


References

April Hazard Vallerand, Cynthia A. Sanoski. [link]. Sixteenth Edition. Philadelphia, China: F. A. Davis Company; 2019: Page No 1344-1345



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