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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.

Drug Name : Policosanol

Policosanol generic Policosanol is prescribed to decrease the amount of cholesterol in the blood by reducing the cholesterol synthesis in the liver and increasing the breakdown of bad or LDL cholesterol. It is also recommended for improving blood circulation by reducing the platelet adherence or stickiness in patients with atherosclerosis , stroke (narrowing of blood vessels causing reduced blood flow or oxygen supply) or intermittent claudication (pain in the legs due to the obstruction of arteries).
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