User Reviews for PreserVision AREDS 2
PreserVision AREDS 2 has an average rating of 2.3 out of 10 from a total of 85 ratings on Drugs.com. 11% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 81% reported a negative experience.
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Reviews for PreserVision AREDS 2
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I was advised by my Retina Specialist to start taking AREDS 2 last month. I have been taking two per day of the mini gels for six weeks. I have never experienced such severe constipation. I've also had sudden onset of nausea. I discussed with my doctor today at my post op visit. He was unaware of there being anything in the AREDS 2 vitamin that would cause this, but was very understanding of the fact that everyone's reaction could be different. Since it doesn't agree with me, he suggest I stop taking. Now that I've found and read these reviews I feel confident that PreverVision AREDS 2 has caused the problems I'm having and I'm not alone as to the problems they cause."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "My ophthalmologist recommended that I take these vitamins to slow down any potential worsening of my macular degeneration, in the future. I had been taking Ocuvite 50+ but he said that there had been some studies for the Areds and that he felt I should switch. I immediately noticed that they made me nauseous even though I was only taking one pill but found that the nausea was less severe if I took the pill with a meal. After a few weeks, (at the age of 75) I also started getting frequent hot flashes and night sweats, something I had never had before. I am also having severe stomach cramps. I think that I shall stop this pill for a few weeks and then try again."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I was diagnosed with the beginning of macular degeneration by my optometrist and prescribed Areds 2 about 1 year ago. I started taking them and soon had stomach problems, constipation, cramps, and very black stools. I did not at the time realize what was causing these problems as I have a hiatal hernia, had reflux, and indigestion for many years. I stopped taking them for about 3 months while I was adding other medications to my daily routine. I started again on Areds 2 about 3 weeks ago and lately, I often have very dark (black) stools and very bad cramps. I also noticed that my eyesight is blurry and my eyes get very tired. After reading all the reviews, I will stop taking these right now. It's awful all the side effects this is causing. It should be taken off the market."
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For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Am I the only person experiencing sciatica when taking Areds 2 ? Have tried it twice, replaced it with Vitalux advanced twice and had severe sciatica each time. And each time it took three to four days to recede after stopping taking them. Doctor totally unreceptive : he's never heard that before. My experience doesn't count... The first time I had that problem, I didn't link it to Areds 2. I did have a problem sleeping and also had to get up to go to the bathroom three, even four times a night. These problems disappeared when I stopped taking Areds 2. I have macular degeneration and am looking for a substitute that will help, without the side effects."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I was prescribed this for my eye condition. I purchased two bottles - 140 count soft gels, preservison. After taking one of the pill I became very nauseous, sharp stomach pains, high temperature, sharp pains in my joints, even my ankles. Now I cannot get in touch with bausch and Lomb to inform then if my problem with their product. This is a very dangerous drug and the FDA should step in and check on them."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I started taking the recommended dosage of PreserVioion AREDS 2 on a Wednesday afternoon for macular degeneration. The following I took the morning recommended dosage, followed by the PM dosage. The next day I took the AM dosage. Later this morning I felt nauseated and took a break from work. An hour later I suffered from projectile-vomiting. Starting taking the AREDS 2 again and within 2 days, felt nauseated and projectile-vomiting. Stopped taking AREDS 2 and feel much better."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "My ophthalmologists recommended I take AREDs 2 for macular degeneration. I have taken the vitamin in the middle of a meal, after a meal & an hour after eating. I always end up with an upset stomach & at times vomiting, but always nauseated. I suffered through taking this vitamin for close to a year. However, I will not take another one. The ones I have are going into the trash. Plus, I haven’t been able to tell that they do any good & they are expensive."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Eye doctor told my 83 yr old mom to take 2 PreserVision AREDS 2 a day. Took 1 in the morning and 1 at night time .Woke up throwing up and hot vapors and hot flashes. Called ambulance, thinking she was having a stroke. Paramedics took her vitals. Her blood pressure had skyrocketed. They lowered BP with her meds and nausea and dizziness persisted for few more hours. Only new med she had taken was this Aerds2. We read the side effects and sure enough she had all of them. Very scary - she will not be taking them again."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Horrible nausea and severe vomiting with sweating and passing out feeling. Could not figure out why then I realized it could be the Areds 2 that I was taking, I stopped taking it and nausea and vomiting and dizziness gone. Never again"
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Eye dr. suggested taking 2x/day with meals, saying I had start of Macular Degeneration. At first, I didn't associate the reflux, stomach upset, blurred vision, difficulty focusing vision, increased eye fatigue that I was experiencing. I decreased to 1x/day. Not much better. I skipped a day or two and didn't experience the increased blurred vision upset & reflux. BTW - on a recent blood test, they erroneously tested Vit E - which is in PreserVision AREDS 2 - result was off the chart way beyond max. range. I questioned eye dr. if level is too high; he had no comment on it. I've read doses greater than 400 units/day can cause blurred vision, dizziness, nausea, unusual tiredness or weakness. Excess Vit E supplements can cause an increase risk of bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic stroke) -- A waste of good money, I think."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Have a cast iron stomach so no problems there although I did cut out my other zinc supplement just in case. I find I have to take it in the morning because it makes me hyper - any later and I can't sleep. I have found I'm more tired, vision is blurry, more floaters, and very VERY dry eyes - to the point that I can't support my contacts (that I have worn for 40 years with no problems). The PreserVision is the only brand that does this, the one I used previously (I forget the brand) was fine. It's only Vit C & E and some zinc and lutein so I don't understand why PreserVision is so much worse than another. Disappointed and won't take anymore."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I started taking PreserVision Areds 2 about last March when I had my eye appointment. I have been nauseated most of the time since then. I could not figure out what was making me nauseous until I read other reviews. I quit taking it and now no more nausea."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I am on this for dry macular degeneration. Was unaware of any side effects of this supplement until I just looked at the listed ones online! I started taking gels once a day for about a week, had hive like symptoms on arms, legs; my lip swelled up, and I SHOULD have looked sooner at list of possible side effects. I stopped taking them, and all symptoms went away! Now I'm afraid to take any AREDS 2 that my Dr. recommended for fear of similar side effects! She suggested Occuvite and another brand I couldn't find, told me specifically AREDS 2 formulas. Will have to rethink this whole idea now!"
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "My experience with Preservision AREDS2 is negative. I have taken it for about one year and had assumed that my nausea and fatigue were due to other health issues. Now I realize that it must be the AREDS2 that it causing it. 20 minutes after going to bed the nauseous feelings start and even so I mostly to not have to throw up it feels like it. No more of those pills for me."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "My old aunt swore by the recommended PreserVision after a year ago of Cataract surgery. Great improvement in her experience. I did not have the same experience. After two days of 4 tablets I experienced an awful headache behind my right eye. I never get headaches, but I am 55 and thought, hmmm, it couldn’t hurt to take them. Then after a couple weeks of on and off right eye headaches, it dawned on me, perhaps it was the new supplement. I stopped taking them to see, and sure enough, no more headaches. Everyone seems to have different reactions.Good luck!"
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I have tried 3 times to take PreserVision Areds 2 and when I do I cannot sleep more than 3 hours and sometimes less. When I took it as instructed: one with breakfast and one with lunch I slept 2 hours and was absolutely hyper all night. I have not read of anyone else having this problem? Any help appreciated."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "After taking this drug PreserVision AREDS 2 ( 1 pill a day) for 4 months my eye sight has has become very blurred, more floaters, My energy level has greatly decreased. I have made the decision to stop taking the drug,"
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Very negative experience while taking this drug. I made the decision to only take 1 pill a day to start. From the start I had nausea, each day the nausea grow worse. After about 3 days I started having hot flashes, mostly occurring at night. I still felt I needed to give the medication a chance, for my body to adjust. After about 2 weeks nausea was less. I then decided to start taking the recommended dose of 1 in the morning n 1 at night. I was unable to tolerate the increase, more nausea accompanied with heartburn. After 5 days I went back to 1 pill a day. I really did not feel well since I started taking this medication. Waves of nausea, lethargic, constipated, tried to convince myself that I would eventually adjust to the medication. Anyway the final straw, after being on the medication was the itchy red rash that started on my arms. Spread up and down both arms, my mouth and tongue had a burning sensation. Stopped medication. After 3 days rash has improved."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I took my first one this morning. Within a half an hour I started to feel sluggish and have stomach cramps. Within an hour I was vomiting. Awful!!! I have never been allergic to any medication or had a reaction like this. I only saw that others have had this problem when I came to this site. I can’t leave the bathroom. The rest of the container is going in the trash immediately."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Right from the first dose of Preservision areds 2 I became violently stomach sick to the point of vomiting. Full stomach. Tried a few days later. Lather, rinse, repeat. Within 20 minutes feel acute nausea and the story ends the same. Horrible experience. Tried a THIRD time... like clockwork... bad ending."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Have tried these PreserVision with and without food. Tried in the morning then thought (because no way could I take a 2 a day) I would change up and try taking them at night hoping I'd sleep through the side effects. Didn't work. Horrible nausea and reflux. Hot flashes and sweats. I also tried taking them for over a month dealing with these side effects hoping that once my body got use to the supplement the side effects would stop or at least lessen. I take for macular degeneration and I just can't do it anymore."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I too have had waves of nausea after taking Areds2. I was told to take 2 a day, never!,I’ve taken them after food, with food. The nausea comes and goes for hours after taking these - UGH. I told my Doctor and all he said was “Eat broccoli “..He gave me no indication that any other patients experienced this.."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Was told to take 2 a day. I have to admit I was not loyal to doing it, but when taking it I noticed I was having stomach cramps/reflux/and always felt like pill had not dissolved. Today was the end, about 2 hours after taking it the stomach cramps, bloating/gas/reflux started. I will not take it anymore and I had just bought a new bottle. It is an expensive way to feel nauseous..,no more Areds 2 for me..."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "I have been taking PreserVision AREDS 2 for over 2 years,I first started out with dry macula degeneration, then it changed to wet macula degeneration, I get shots in my eyes every 3 months now. PreserVision AREDS 2 has not helped, it has gotten worse, plus I have had a lot of side effects nausea heartburn, fatigue, plus many others to many to mention I didn't know it could cause all these things."
For Vitamin/Mineral Supplementation and Deficiency "Same experience as « BabwinPa ». I took 2x day AREDS2 as suggested by my ophtalmologist. One week later I started nose bleed, has major intestinal cramps. I found out here after the fact that I was not the only one. I trashed them ."
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