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Beta-Sitosterol

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Are there any interactions with medications?



Ezetimibe (Zetia)
Interaction Rating: Moderate Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Taking ezetimibe (Zetia) can reduce of amount of beta-sitosterol the body absorbs. This might decrease the effectiveness of beta-sitosterol.



Pravastatin (Pravachol)
Interaction Rating: Minor Be cautious with this combination.
Talk with your health provider.

Taking pravastatin (Pravachol) might decrease how much beta-sitosterol is in the body. This might decrease the effectiveness of beta-sitosterol.

Dosing considerations for Beta-sitosterol.

The following doses have been studied in scientific research:

BY MOUTH:
  • For benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH): 60 to 130 mg of beta-sitosterol divided into 2-3 doses daily.
  • For high cholesterol: 800 mg to 6 grams per day divided and given before meals.
Beta-sitosterol is usually taken along with a low-fat diet.

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