Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on April 12, 2021.
What are other common names?
- (3R,3′R, 6′R)beta-epsilon-carotene-3-3′-diol; (CAS registry number 127-40-2)
- Macular Pigment
- Synthetic Lutein
What is this product used for?
Lutein is used by some people to help protect the eyes from age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Others believe it helps with heart problems or cancer. Some people believe it helps protect the skin from sun damage.
What are the precautions when taking this product?
Always check with your doctor before you use a natural product. Some products may not mix well with drugs or other natural products.
Take extra care and check with your doctor if you have cystic fibrosis.
What should I watch for?
When do I need to call the doctor?
Signs of a very bad reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Go to the ER right away.
Very bad throwing up
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