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Logo LEGALON® 70 (Sugar-coated tablets)

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S3

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

LEGALON® 70 (Sugar-coated tablets)

COMPOSITION:
Each sugar-coated tablet contains 70 mg
silymarin.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A. 7.4 (Lipotropic agents).

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
In animal experiments, silymarin (derived from a plant source) has been shown to possess an antihepatotoxic action against various liver cell toxins.
It is postulated that the antihepatotoxic action may be due to a membrane-stabilizing effect and/or stimulation of RNA-synthesis.

INDICATIONS:
As an aid in the treatment of alcohol induced liver disease.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to silymarin.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
2 tablets should be taken three times daily. A maintenance dose of 1 tablet may be taken three times daily.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
No side-effects have so far been noted.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
In the event of any adverse reaction occuring, consult a doctor or the nearest hospital.

IDENTIFICATION:
Brown sugar-coated tablets.

PRESENTATION:
Available in packs of 40 and 100 sugar-coated tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C. Keep out of reach of children.

REGISTRATION NUMBER:
R/7.4/172

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
BYK MADAUS (PTY) LTD
2nd Road (Cnr. 16th Road)
Randjespark
Midrand 1685

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
October 1990

Postal address
BYK MADAUS (PTY) LTD
P.O.Box 3435
1685 Halfway House
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