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Posted on Tue, 8 Aug 2017 in Liver and Gall Bladder
Question: Hi,Iam taking supplements like Biovital daily for energy and vitality.
In order to improve liver function and improve digestion can i take milk thistle (Silymarin Milk Thistle) supplement
Kindly advise.
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Yes Milk thistle can be taken

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query.

Yes milk thistle has been purported to have a role in limiting liver injury. However there is insufficient evidence till date to confirm this indication.
In some clinical trials its reported to have minimal side effects.
Such herbal remedies may have known or unknown side effects.

I have seen your reports. You have mild derangement of liver function. I recommend the following to improve liver function:

- Eating hygienic food and drinking cleaner water from reverse osmosis filter
- Avoid medicines that can damage liver like antibiotics and painkillers
- Syrup Liv 52 1 tbsp 2 times a day. This has been used in XXXXXXX for a very long time and is safe. You can easily get it at local XXXXXXX Grocery store

Hope it helps. Let me know if I can assist you further.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Hello Mam.

Thanks for your advise.Is there any thing of concern here.Iam taking Biovital and Betacap daily.Do these medications have side effects.

Also is it ok to take Liv 52 capsules instead of syrup.

Kindly advise.
Thanks
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 37 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes Capsule liv 52 can be taken

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Biovital contains ginseng extract. Again its side effects are unclear.
Betacap is unlikely to cause any effect on liver. It does have other side effects like low pulse rate, low BP, lightheadedness, confusion, low sex drive, nausea, vomiting, diarhea, etc.

I personally like syrup Liv 52 but capsule should also be fine.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 28 minutes later
Thanks Mam,

If thats the case whats the dosage - 1 or 2 capsules of Liv 52.. and is that should be taken before or after food?
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 19 hours later
Brief Answer:
Liv 52 available in many formulations

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Liv 52 is available in many formulations. It seems that capsule has different composition than syrup. Since I have never prescribed the capsule formulation, I cannot comment on its efficacy or side effects.

I would suggest that you take syrup or tablet form.
Syrup liv 52 is taken 1 tsp 2-3 times a day
Tablet liv 52 is taken 1 tablet 2-3 times a day.

These are to be taken half an hour before food.

Hope it helps.
Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Thanks so much mam.

Can I take Liv 52 along with my regular allopathic medications as below:

1.Betacap 20 TR for stress/palpitations
2.telekast -f - for Allergic rhinitus
3.Biovital - Daily energy supplement.

Your valuable inputs would be of much help.
Thanks, XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 18 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Yes it can be taken with them

Detailed Answer:
Yes it can be taken with your regular medicines.

Take liv 52 for a month and recheck your liver function tests.

Dr Vaishalee
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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