Complementary and Alternative Medicine Archives - MPR

Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Cholesterol Management Supplement Found to Contain Undeclared Rx Ingredient

Cholestene, a dietary supplement marketed for cholesterol management, has been found to contain a hidden drug ingredient, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Based on laboratory analysis, the product, which is sold on various websites and in some retail stores, has been found to contain lovastatin, an HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). Consuming a supplement…