Drug InteractionsPolicosanol may potentially interact with a few medications (see Policosanol Drug Interactions).
Safety Issues With PolicosanolSome people are more likely than others to experience problems due to policosanol. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking it if you have:
- A bleeding disorder
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant (see Policosanol and Pregnancy)
- Breastfeeding (see Policosanol and Breastfeeding).
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Policosanol Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
What If I Take an Overdose?It is not known what exactly to expect from an overdose of policosanol, but it is reasonable to assume that taking too much of it may cause the usual side effects, but perhaps more severely. Also, it is possible that an overdose could cause bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding.
(Click Policosanol Overdose for more information.)