Legalon forte

All fields of application by the manufacturer

Following, with Legalon forte related applications, there are more detailed information:

  • Inflammation of the liver
  • Cirrhosis of the liver

Drug overview

Legalon is forte available in the following variants:

Pack size and dosage form Potency (dosage per capsule) Cheapest price per Pack (with surcharge),(Versandkosten)
60 Capsules 140 Mg Silymarin Price 34.79 EUR (4.50 EUR shipping) price comparison
100 Capsules 140 Mg Silymarin Price 47,88 EUR (4.50 EUR shipping) price comparison

Other components

The following substance not effective components are part of the drug:

  • Eisen(II,III)-OXID (E 172)
  • Titanium dioxide (E 171)
  • Eisen(III)-OXID (E 172)
  • Gelatine
  • Magnesium stearate
  • Mannitol
  • Sodium dodecyl sulfate
  • Sodium salt
  • Poly(O-carboxymethyl)staerke
  • Polysorbate 80
  • Povidone

So does Legalon forte

  • Legalon forte contains the active ingredient Silymarin. To note is also the special effect of Legalon forte
  • Fields of application of the active substance: Silymarin

Silymarin is the active ingredient of milk thistle (Silybum marianum). Specifically, It is the collective of a mixture of liver friendly substances located mainly in the fruits of Silybum marianum. Dry extracts Thistle fruit be used therefore support for the treatment of chronic inflammatory liver diseases (hepatitis) and cirrhosis of the liver and liver damage caused by Zellgifte. Silymarin not suitable for the treatment of acute poisoning.

There are liver and Gallentees, which contain the herb or the fruits of Silybum marianum, usually in combination with other plants and are used in indigestion with bloating, gastric and duodenal ulcers.

The root plant of Silymarin is scientifically also CARDUUS marianus and popular as women thistle, milk thistle and Carline thistle.

Following applications of Silymarin, more detailed information is available:

  • Cirrhosis of the liver
  • Inflammation of the liver

Mode of action of Silymarin

A mixture of the substances Silibin, Silicristin, and Silidianin is called Silymarin. The liver-protective, liver slackening, Detoxicating and stimulating the flow of bile effect of Silymarin is based on two principles. It interrupts the destruction of the cell membrane of liver cells on the one hand and on the other hand prevents a penetration of toxins in the liver cell.

Additional promotes regeneration of the liver by increasing the production of protein Silymarin by activating an enzyme (polymerase A) it involved. In this way, also the formation is stimulated by liver cells.

The causes of an effect on gastric and duodenal ulcers are so far not sufficiently investigated, the treatment success but evidenced by positive experiences.

Special features of the effect of Legalon forte

Notes to the dosage instructions on the packaging and in the patient information:

The medicine contains the active ingredient silymarin in a dry extract from Silybum marianum fruits. This dry extract was selected so that the Silymarin content per capsule of the drug amounts to 140 milligrams.

  • Areas of application according to the manufacturer’s specifications
  • Liver damage by Zellgifte
  • supportive care in chronic inflammatory liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver

Warnings & precautions

While taking the drug is alcohol, to promote the treatment success.

The drug is not suitable for the treatment of acute poisoning of the liver.

The drug is not for the treatment of children under twelve years of age.

Medicines can cause allergic reactions. Evidence for this can be: redness, runny nose, itching, swelling of the mucous membrane, itching and redness of the eyes, narrowing of the Airways (asthma). In rare cases, there may be allergic shock with loss of consciousness.

Should you perceive signs of an allergic reaction, immediately inform a doctor.


What interactions of active substance of silymarin in Legalon forte are known? It is important to note that the interactions can be different depending on the pharmaceutical form of the drug (for example, Tablet, syringe, ointment).

So far, no interactions of Silymarin are known with other active ingredients.


At the beginning of the treatment a capsule is liquid before eating three times a day whole with something to occupy. As maintenance dose per day a capsule take once or twice.

It should be noted that the therapy cannot replace other measures to protect of the liver (for example, the giving up alcohol).


The following information on contra-indications for the purposes of Legalon forte in General, pregnancy & lactation, and children. It is important to note that the contra-indications can be different depending on the pharmaceutical form of the drug (for example, Tablet, syringe, ointment).

When Legalon cannot use forte?

So far, no restrictions on use for Silymarin are known.

What must you consider when pregnancy and breast-feeding?

The safety of the use of Silymarin during pregnancy and breastfeeding is not proven. As a security precaution, the drug should be used only after consultation with the doctor.

What is taken into account in children?

Since no sufficient studies for children, the active ingredient should be not applied to be safe in children under 12 years old.

Side effects

What side effects the drug silymarin in Legalon do forte? In the following you will learn the most important thing possible, well-known side effects of silymarin in Legalon forte. These side effects should not occur, but can. Because everyone reacts differently to medications. Please also note that the side effects in type and frequency can vary depending on the drug form of the drug (for example, Tablet, syringe, ointment).

Very rare side effects: abführende easy, hypersensitivity reactions such as shortness of breath, rash, itching.

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