Plant sterols and stanols
What is it?
Plant Sterols and Stanols are mainly used to lower high cholesterol. They are also used to treat the prostate when it grows large (benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH)). Plant Sterols and Stanols have been used to treat cancer, tuberculosis, and gallstones.
Other names for Plant Sterols and Stanols include: 24-ethyl-cholesterol, 24-methyl-cholesterol, Beta-sitosterin, Beta-sitosterol, Beta-sitosterolin, Phytosterols, Sitosterin, Sitosterol, Sterolines, Benecol, Campestanol, Phytostanols, Sitostanol.
Ask your doctor, nurse, or pharmacist if you need more information about this medicine or if any information in this leaflet concerns you.
Tell your doctor if you
Talk with your caregiver about how much Plant Sterols and Stanols you should take. The amount depends on the strength of the medicine and the reason you are taking Plant Sterols and Stanols. If you are using this medicine without instructions from your caregiver, follow the directions on the medicine bottle. Do not take more medicine or take it more often than the directions tell you to.
To store this medicine:
Keep all medicine locked up and away from children. Store medicine away from heat and direct light. Do not store your medicine in the bathroom, near the kitchen sink, or in other damp places. Heat or moisture may cause the medicine to break down and not work the way it should work. Throw away medicine that is out of date or that you do not need. Never share your medicine with others.
Stop taking your medicine right away and talk to your doctor if you have any of the following side effects. Your medicine may be causing these symptoms which may mean you are allergic to it.
Other Side Effects:
You may have the following side effects, but this medicine may also cause other side effects. Tell your doctor if you have side effects that you think are caused by this medicine or if you have any of the following problems.
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