ATC Group: A05BA03 Silymarin

Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification System

Hierarchical position in ATC classification

Level
Code
Title
1
Alimentary tract and metabolism
2
Bile and liver therapy
3
Liver therapy, lipotropics
4
Liver therapy
5
A05BA03
Silymarin

Active ingredients

Active Ingredient
Description

Silymarin is a plant-derived flavonoid from the plant Silybum marianum. The main component of the silymarin complex is silybin, which is a mixture of two diastereomers A and B in approximately 1:1 proportion. The drug possess hepatoprotective and antioxidant activity. The hepatoprotective effect is due to stimulation of synthesis of structural and functional proteins and phospholipids, as well as acceleration of the regeneration of hepatocytes. Antioxidant effect is determined by interaction of bioflavones with free radicals in the liver and its detoxication. In such manner the process of peroxidation of the lipids is interrupted and further liver destruction is prevented.

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