Information about Policosanol

Policosanol Uses

Policosanol is used in the treatment of high cholesterol.

How Policosanol works

Policosanol belongs to the class of drugs called lipid modifying agents. It acts by decreasing the cholesterol production in liver thereby reducing the bad cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein or LDL) level in the blood.

Common side effects of Policosanol

Abnormal urination during the day, Dizziness, Fatigue, Increased appetite, Nosebleeds, Bleeding gums, Upset stomach
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Available Medicine for Policosanol

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Expert advice for Policosanol

  • Take it as per dose and duration suggested by the doctor.
  • Take it with or without food. 
  • Your doctor may get regular blood tests done to monitor lipid levels, kidney function, and lung function while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you notice muscle pain or muscle weakness while you are taking this medicine.
  • Inform your doctor if you are pregnant, planning pregnancy or breastfeeding. 

Frequently asked questions for Policosanol


Q. Is Policosanol safe and effective?

Policosanol is safe and effective if used at prescribed dose and duration as recommended by doctor

Q. Is Policosanol a blood thinner?

Policosanol can modify blood coagulation and blood viscosity

Q. Is Policosanol a plant sterol?

Policosanol is not a sterol but a mixture of complex alcohol like chemicals present in plant products

Q. Does Policosanol reduce triglyceride levels in blood?

Yes, Policosanol can reduce triglyceride levels in blood.


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