Jan 18, 2010
Response from Dr. Henry
Good question-no safety or pharmacokinetic data available looking at interactions between protease inhibitors and phytosterols. Phytosterols may be effective at lowering LDL levels but there is still controversy about that and to my knowledge no clinical endpoint data (as opposed to use of statins, fibrates, fish oil, or niacin for example). I would be concerned about using phytosterols given our limited state of knowledge-I recommend talking to a local lipid specialist/cardiologist to ask about that and what other options might be advisable. KH
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