Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 17, 2022.
What are other common names?
- B-Sitosterol 3-B-D-Glucoside
- Beta Sitosterin
- Beta Sitosterol
- Beta-Sitosterol Glucoside
- Beta-Sitosterol Glycoside
- Phytoesterol Esters
- Plant Phytosterols
- Plant Sterol
- Plant Sterol Esters
- Plant Sterolins
- Plant Sterols
- Vegetable Oil Sterol Esters
- Vegetable Sterol Esters
What is this product used for?
Beta-sitosterol may help some people to lower cholesterol. Men with a certain prostate problem called benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, may also improve their symptoms with beta-sitosterol.
What are the precautions when taking this product?
Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with other drugs or natural products.
Do not use this product if you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant soon. Use birth control you can trust while taking this product.
Be sure to tell your doctor if you are breastfeeding. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using this natural product.
This product may change how you absorb some vitamins.
This product may interfere with some lab tests. Be sure to talk with your doctor about this and all drugs you are taking.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have high levels of sterols in your blood.
What should I watch for?
Heartburn and gas
Change in color of stools
When do I need to call the doctor?
Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.
Signs of infection. These include a fever of 100.4°F (38°C) or higher, chills, very bad sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, more sputum or change in color of sputum, pain with passing urine, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or pain.
Very bad throwing up
Very bad loose stools
Problems getting an erection in men
Last Reviewed Date2021-03-26
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