What is Policosanol?

Category: Supplements


Policosanol is a cholesterol-lowering natural mixture of higher aliphatic primary alcohols, isolated and purified from sugar cane wax. Policosanol has been used and recommended to treat hypercholesterolemia.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 0
Mild 0
None 1

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Policosanol

Side effect Patients
Chronic diarrhea 1

Why patients stopped taking Policosanol

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Stopped taking Policosanol

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
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