Soy Lecithin (Lecithinum ex soya)

Published May 5, 1988.
List of German Commission E Monographs (Phytotherapy)

Sojalecithin

Name of Drug

Lecithinum ex soya, soy lecithin

Composition of Drug

Soy lecithin consists of the phospholipids extracted from the seeds of Glycine max (L.) Merrill [Fam. Fabaceae], as well as preparations thereof in effective dosage.

Soy lecithin contains (3-sn-phosphatidyl)choline, phosphatidyl ethanolamine and phosphatidyl-inositol.

Uses

Moderate disturbances of fat metabolism, especially hypercholesterolemia if dietary measures are not sufficient.

Contraindications

None known.

Interactions with Other Drugs

None known.

Dosage

Unless otherwise prescribed:

Average daily dosage:

Total phospholipids in their natural mixture composition corresponding to 3.5 g (3-sn-phosphatidyl)choline. Mode of Administration Preparations from soy beans for oral intake.

Action

Lipid-lowering.