According to DrugsCase.net, side effects of Essentiale Forte include stomach pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting and heartburn. In rare instances, Essentiale Forte may cause severe allergic reactions such as itching, skin rash, angioedema and shortness of breath. Women who are pregnant or nursing should consult with a physician before using Essential Forte. Children under the age of 3 and patients who are hypersensitive to essential phospholipids should avoid the medication altogether.
Wikipedia explains that Essentiale is a preparation consisting of essential phospholipids. It helps to improve the detoxification functioning of the liver, normalize the metabolism of proteins and lipids, restore the cellular function of the liver and retard the production of conjunctive tissue in the liver. DrugsCase.net adds that essential phospholipids decrease the level of energy consumption of the liver and stabilize the chemical and physical properties of bile.
DrugCase.net notes that Essentiale Forte is used to treat the following conditions: acute and chronic hepatitis, necrosis of liver cells, liver cirrhosis, fatty degeneration of the liver, toxic liver damage, psoriasis, gestational toxicosis and radiation syndrome.
According to Wikipedia, Essentiale Forte should be stored at temperatures not more than 20 degrees Celsius. DrugsCase.net warns that Essentiale Forte may interact with other prescription medications containing essential phospholipids.