What Essentiale forte N is and what it is used for
Essentiale forte N is an herbal preparation for the supportive care of liver diseases. Essentiale forte N capsules are used as a means of supportive care in case of chronic hepatitis andtoxic nutritional liver damage (e.g. damage caused by alcohol, etc.). This medicine is not a substitute for the need to avoid substances harmful to the liver (e.g. alcohol). In case of chronic hepatitis, supportive care using soybean phospholipids is only indicated if it improves your subjective sense of well-being. You must talk to a doctor if you do not feel better after 3 months or your symptoms worsen or you develop other unclear complaints.
What you need to know before you use Essentiale forte N
Do not use
– if you are allergic to soybeans, phosphatidylcholine, soy protein, nuts or any of the other
ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor, pharmacist or nurse before taking Essentiale forte N.
– this medicine is not a substitute for avoiding substances that cause liver damage (e.g. alcohol)
– supportive treatment of chronic hepatitis with soybean phospholipids is only indicated if it improves the patient’s subjective sense of well-being.
– you must talk to your doctor if the symptoms worsen or you get any other vague complaints
Children and adolescents
Children should not use the product due to insufficient data.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. Interaction of Essentiale forte N with anticoagulants (medicines which reduce blood clotting) cannot be excluded. It may therefore be necessary to adjust the dosage of the anticoagulant.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking Essentiale forte N concomitantly with anticoagulants.
Pregnancy, breast-feeding and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask
your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Products made from soybeans are widely used in human food and to date, no facts have been
uncovered indicating hazard during pregnancy. However, research data are insufficient. Hence, the use
of Essentiale forte N capsule is not recommended during pregnancy and breast-feeding.
Driving and using machines
Capsules have no effect on the ability to drive or use machines.
It contains a small amount of ethanol (8.1 mg per hard capsule).
Essentiale forte N contains soybean oil
It contains refined soybean oil. Do not use this medicine if you are allergic to soy.
Essentiale forte N contains hydrogenatedcastor oil
It contains hydrogenated castor oil, which can cause gastric problems, diarrhoea and
How to use
Always use product as your doctor or pharmacist. has told you Check with your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse if you are not sure.The hard capsules are taken during a meal without chewing and with a sufficient quantity of liquid.Duration of treatment depends on the course of the illness, but should be 3 months as a minimum.Take 2 hard capsules (total of 600 mg of soybean phospholipids) 3 times per day. Do not take more than 6 hard capsules per day (total of 1,800 mg soybean phospholipids).
Use in children
Children should not use it due to insufficient data.
If you feel that the effect of the product is too strong or too weak, talk to your doctor or
If you take more than you should
No symptoms of toxicity have been reported in case of an overdose of Essentiale forte N. An overdose
can exacerbate side effects.
If you forget to take
Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor, pharmacist or nurse