Side effect(s) of Policosanol

Read the side effects of Policosanol as described in the medical literature. In case of any doubt consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Gastrointestinal: Diarrhea, nausea, constipation, stomach pain, heartburn, increased appetite

Cardiovascular system: Abnormalities in blood pressure level

Central Nervous System: Headache, somnolence, dizziness, sleeplessness, nervousness

Skin: Rashes, skin irritation and pruritus

Others: Weight loss, joint pain, increased urination, bleeding from the nose and gums, raised level of liver enzymes



Other Precautions :  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.
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