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Used for: Dietary supplementation for liver health
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What is Essentiale?

Essentiale contains essential phospholipids (EPLs). Some studies claimed that dietary EPLs can improve some diseases without triggering serious side effects. They were said to decrease side effects of some medications. Preliminary studies suggest that the type of EPLs is important, but this remains to be confirmed.

How to use it?

Essentiale is available as oral capsules. It does not differ much whether it is taken with or without food.


Fatty Liver or Liver Impairment
Child above 12 years of age, adult and elderly
2 tablets, 3 times daily.


EPL supplementation
Child above 12 years of age, adult and elderly
2 tablets, once daily.

What are the side effects of Essentiale?

Common side effects of Essentiale include gastrointestinal discomfort.

Who should not take Essentiale?

  • People who are allergic to soya-bean products or any components of the formulation.
  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women.
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Where to buy Essentiale in Hong Kong?

In Hong Kong, Essentiale is an over-the-counter supplement and can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.


For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk

Need more information?

For detailed information about the use of Essentiale in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.

Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.

Available dosage
  • 300mg (Capsules)
Drug class
Sub class
Dietary Supplements
Alternative Names
Generic Names
Essential Phospholipids
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