Beta-carotene Side Effects
Applies to beta-carotene: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral tablet
Along with its needed effects, beta-carotene may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.
Some side effects of beta-carotene may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:
- Yellowing of palms, hands, or soles of feet, and to a lesser extent the face (this may be a sign that your dose of beta-carotene as a nutritional supplement is too high)
- joint pain
- unusual bleeding or bruising
Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.