Prostate Channel
Topics & Medications
Related Channels


Safety Issues

Beta-sitosterol is probably safe for most people when taken in normal amounts, such as amounts found in food, but higher doses could cause problems. Some people may be more likely to experience problems than others. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it if you have:
  • A vitamin deficiency due to malabsorption digestive problems
  • Sitosterolemia (phytosterolaemia), a rare genetic condition
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Beta-Sitosterol Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)

What If I Take an Overdose?

It is not known exactly what to expect from an overdose, or even if an overdose is possible, but it is reasonable to assume that taking too much may cause the usual side effects of beta-sitosterol, but perhaps more severely.
(Click Beta-Sitosterol Overdose for more information.)

How Should Beta-Sitosterol Be Stored?

Refer to the label of your individual beta-sitosterol product for information on how to best store it. Keep beta-sitosterol and all medications and supplements out of the reach of children.
7 Tricks to Relieve Your Enlarged Prostate

Beta-Sitosterol Supplements

Terms of Use
Advertise with Us
Contact Us
About eMedTV
Privacy Policy
Copyright © 2006-2020 Clinaero, Inc.
eMedTV serves only as an informational resource. This site does not dispense medical advice or advice of any kind. Site users seeking medical advice about their specific situation should consult with their own physician. Click Terms of Use for more information.