What is Silymarin?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Lagosa

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See also: Simepar

Silymarin is a supplement which is a standardized extract of the milk thistle seeds that contain a mixture of flavonolignans. 

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 5 1
General health 3 0
Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease 2 0
Bipolar depressive episodes 1 0
Bipolar manic episodes 1 0
Bipolar mixed episodes 1 0

Show all 12 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Silymarin

Side effect Patients
Bipolar manic episodes 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Silymarin

Dosage Patients
750 mg daily 1
960 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Silymarin

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped taking Silymarin

Duration

Currently taking Silymarin

Duration Patients
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Silymarin

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 2
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Silymarin.