Complementary/Alternative Medicine: This monograph describes a natural or herbal product that is not subject to FDA guidelines for medicines. Patients and clinicians are advised to read package labels carefully to ensure safe and efficacious use.
Prevention of lutein deficiency.
Prevention of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), cataracts, and retinitis pigmentosa.
Lutein is a carotenoid with antioxidant properties that protect underlying ocular tissues from photodamage.
Decreased risk of development of AMD and cataracts.
Metabolism and Excretion: Unknown.
Use Cautiously in:
Cystic fibrosis (decreased lutein absorption).
Adverse Reactions/Side Effects
* CAPITALS indicate life-threatening. Underline indicate most frequent.
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