Lithorex-B

Prevention of renal calculi (kidney stones)

Aiding with expulsion of urinary stones

Diuretic

Analgesic, anti-inflammatory and anti-spasm

For more than 700 years, goldenrod has been used in Europe to treat chronic nephritis, kidney stones, rheumatism and as an anti-inflammatory medication. Goldenrod extract has been used in several diuretic preparations for treatment of kidney stones and prostate diseases. The pharmacological effects of these preparations are mainly due to their phenolic compounds. Flavonoids (at least 2.5 percent), especially flavonols, are among the important phenolic compounds in goldenrod; they have antioxidant and free radical scavenging effects. Recently, polyphenolic compounds are being extensively studied, as they have shown potential effect in management of several diseases of the urinary system.

For centuries, compound herbal medicines containing goldenrod have been tested for treatment of diseases of the urinary system. These medicines have anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, diuretic, anti-spasmodic and analgesic effects, and therefore, have been safely used for treatment of inflammations, infection, aiding expulsion of urinary stones and prevention of renal calculus formation. In Europe, goldenrod is a famous plant for treatment of lower urinary tract infections and prevention of renal calculus formation.

Black poplar contains glycosides like salicin, and due to its antipyretic and diuretic effects, it has been used in treating diseases of the urinary system. Derivatives of salicylic acid and flavonoids are responsible for black poplar’s antipyretic, analgesic, anti-spasm and antibacterial effects; its positive effects in micturition disorders accompanying Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH) may be due to the presence of Zinc lignans.

Pumpkin seed inhibits 5-α-reductase in vitro, and has anti-androgenic and anti-inflammatory effects in vivo. It is used in treatment of BPH symptoms. Several laboratory and clinical studies have demonstrated positive effects of pumpkin seed extract in elimination of urinary problems caused by BPH and overactive bladder. Furthermore, in one study, pumpkin seed has shown to reduce formation of calcium oxalate crystals.

To be taken every 6 hours with plenty of water. Long-term administration is tolerated well.

Dosage Form

Tablet

 

Packaging

400 mg tablets in plastic containers of 30 in cardboard box

Patient information leaflet inside

Ingredients

  • Dried extract of pumpkin seeds (Cucurbita pepo)
  • Black poplar leaves (Populus nigra)
  • Goldenrod leaves (Solidago canadensis)

Active Ingredients

  • flavonoids,
  • salicin,
  • steroids
  • amino acids

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Allergic reactions to salicylates or any of the product’s ingredients.
  • Pregnancy and lactation.
  • Under 12 years of age (insufficient data regarding administration in this age group).
  • Patients suffering from chronic renal failure.

Adverse Effects

Diarrhea, dyspepsia and allergic reactions (low probability).

Drug Interaction

In patients taking warfarin, INR might rise.

 Administration during Pregnancy and Lactation

Not to be taken during pregnancy and lactation.

 

Further Notes

  • Keep the medicine away from sight and reach of children.
  • Keep the medicine in closed container, away from light and in 15-30°C.
  • Pay attention to the product’s expiration date.
  • Keep this leaflet; you may need to read it again.

Based on presence of at least 45 mg amino acid, 2.17 mg flavonoid and 0.616 mg salicin per tablet.