Please read the following instructions for use carefully, because they
provide important details to be adhered to during the use of this medicine.
If you should have any questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Instructions for use
Active ingredient: Milk thistle fruit extract
1 capsule contains: 173.0 - 186.7 mg of dry extract from the fruits of
silybum marianum (36 - 44 : 1) equivalent to 75-80.9% of silymarin,
calculated as silibinin (extractant: ethyl acetate > 96.7%)
Other ingredients: mannitol, sodium carboxymethyl starch, polysorbate 80,
polyvidone, magnesium stearate, gelatine, titanium dioxide E 171, ferric
oxides E 172, dodecyl sodium sulphate.
Original packs of 30 [N1], 60 [N2] and 100 [N3] brown, hard gelatin capsules
Hospital packs of 2000 brown, hard gelatin. capsules (20 x 100 capsules)
A medicine acting on the liver
Traditionally used for liver tonic
When must you not take LegalonŽ140 Capsules?
What must be borne in mind for children?
There have been no adequate investigations of the use of this medicine in
children. It should, therefore, not be used in children under 12 years of
What must you remember during pregnancy and lactation?
No experience is available with regard to the use of LegalonŽ 140 during
pregnancy and lactation. Therefore, it should only be used after
consultation with a doctor.
Dosage guidance, mode and duration of use
The following instructions apply
unless your doctor has given other directions when prescribing LegalonŽ140.
Please adhere to the directions for use, because otherwise LegalonŽ 140
cannot act properly.
How much LegalonŽ 140 and how often should you take it?
Treatment should be commenced with 1 capsule 3 times daily (milk thistle
fruit extract equivalent to 420 mg of silymarin).
As a maintenance dose, 1 capsule 2 times daily (milk thistle fruit extract
equivalent to 280 mg of silymarin) is sufficient.
If the complaints persist for a longer period, you should consult your
How and when should you take LegalonŽ140?
The capsules should be taken whole with some liquid before meals.
For how long should you take LegalonŽ140?
Your doctor will decide how long treatment should be continued.
Incorrect use and overdosage
What should be done if LegalonŽ 140 has been inadvertently taken in
unduly large amounts?
In the event of an overdose, the described side effects may occur to a
greater extent. In this case you should ask your doctor for symptomatic
What side effects may occur while taking LegalonŽ140?
A mild laxative effect has occasionally been observed. Please inform your
doctor or pharmacist about any side effects which you might observe and
which are not mentioned in this package insert.
Notes and data on the storage life of this medicine
The shelf life of this product is 3 years. The expiry date of this pack is
printed on the folding carton and on the blister. Do not use this pack after