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Beta-Sitosterol

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 17, 2022.

What are other common names?

  • Angelicin
  • B-Sisterol
  • B-Sitosterol 3-B-D-Glucoside
  • B-Sitosterolin
  • B-Sitosterols
  • Beta Sitosterin
  • Beta Sitosterol
  • Beta-Sisterol
  • Beta-Sitosterol Glucoside
  • Beta-Sitosterol Glycoside
  • Beta-Sitosterols
  • Betasitosterols
  • Campesterol
  • Cinchol
  • Cupreol
  • Phytoesterol Esters
  • Phytosterol
  • Phytosterols
  • Plant Phytosterols
  • Plant Sterol
  • Plant Sterol Esters
  • Plant Sterolins
  • Plant Sterols
  • Quebrachol
  • Rhamnol
  • Sitosterin
  • Sitosterolins
  • Sitosterols
  • Sterinol
  • Sterolins
  • Stigmasterol
  • 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?

  • Upset stomach

  • Heartburn and gas

  • Change in color of stools

  • Leg cramps

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 Date

2021-03-26

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