Essentiale forte N - Dose | Use | Effects
This article was medically reviewed by M.Pharm, Marko Tanaskovic on August 12, 2018. To read more about an author, click here.
Essentiale forte N contains phospholipids from the soybean seed and as a herbal remedy is used to relieve symptoms of liver disease. This drug relieves symptoms of liver damage / disorders, such as: pain in the right upper abdomen and loss of appetite. It is particularly effective in patients who have toxic liver damage (due to the presence of harmful substances in the body, for example, drugs) or nutrition-associated liver damage (damage which occurs due to poor diet) as well as in chronic inflammation of the liver (hepatitis).
How this drug improves symptoms is not yet known, but there are a number of studies, mainly from Europe and Asia that confirmed the positive properties of this drug in patients with hepatic impairment.1
A study published in 2016 indicates that the essential phospholipids of soybean have demonstrated antioxidant, anti-apoptotic, anti-inflammatory and anti-fibrogenic properties.2
Precautions and contraindications
Essentiale Forte N should not be used in patients who are allergic to soy or peanuts.
Keep in mind that taking this drug does not mean that you need to stop taking care of your liver and to take substances that may damage your liver (e.g. alcohol). It is very important to avoid the use of all substances that can worsen the symptoms and damage your liver.
If the symptoms persist or worsen, contact your doctor.
In the absence of sufficient data on the use of this product in patients under the age of 18, use in children and adolescents should be avoided.
Essentiale Forte N and its use during pregnancy and breastfeeding
Since the soybean is used in the diet, adverse effects during pregnancy and lactation are not expected, but given that there are no clinical studies that have demonstrated the safety of this drug during pregnancy, the use of this drug during pregnancy should be avoided.
The recommended dose in adult patients is 600 mg three times a day.
Swallow the capsules whole with a meal. Take this medicine if your doctor has recommended it.
If you find that this medicine is too strong or too weak for you, inform your doctor.
There are no recorded cases of an overdose with this drug.
There are no known clinically significant interactions with other drugs. However, the possibility of interaction with anticoagulants cannot be excluded.
Essentiale Forte N may cause the following side effects:
- Digestive disturbances, such as: loose stools, abdominal pain and diarrhea (occurring in < 1 % of patients)
- Allergic reactions, such as: skin rash and urticaria (occurring in < 0.01 % of patients)
- Itching (the frequency is unknown)
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