NatrolipSoft Gel Capsules
Stedman Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd. Generic : Policosanol
82.33 100IU / 200mcg / 90mg / 10mg / 60mg 10
â€¢ Policosanol is a dietary supplement that may help in cholesterol reduction.
â€¢ It is a natural product obtained from plant sources such as sugarcane and beeswax.
â€¢ Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea, constipation, stomach pain, heartburn, increased appetite
â€¢ Cardiovascular system: Abnormalities in blood pressure level
â€¢ Central Nervous System: Headache, somnolence, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness
â€¢ Skin: Rashes, skin irritation and pruritus
â€¢ Others: Weight loss, joint pain, increased urination, bleeding from the nose and gums, raised level of liver enzymes
â€¢ The recommended initial adult dose of policosanol is 5 to 10 mg once daily taken with the evening meal since the hepatic synthesis of cholesterol is expected to occur at night.
â€¢ The maximum dosage is 20 mg daily usually taken as 10mg in two divided doses.
â€¢ The usual adult dose in treating intermittent claudication is 10mg two times daily with food.
â€¢ Policosanol comes as a capsule or tablet which should be taken by mouth.
â€¢ It must be swallowed whole with a sufficient quantity of a glass of water preferably taken before bedtime.
Policosanol should not be used in patients who are:
â€¢ Allergy to the policosanol drug
â€¢ Pregnant or plan to become pregnant
â€¢ Dietary changes and regular exercise are needed along with the policosanol adjunctive therapy.
â€¢ Policosanol should not be used as a first-line treatment for treating hypercholesterolemia but may be regarded as a second line agent in patients who cannot take HMG Co-A reductase inhibitors or other lipid-lowering medications.
â€¢ Store at a room temperature below 25Â°C away from excess moisture and light.
â€¢ Keep out of reach of children.