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Lumitene Side Effects

Generic name: beta-carotene

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 25, 2022.

Note: This document contains side effect information about beta-carotene. Some dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Lumitene.

Applies to beta-carotene: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral tablet.

Serious side effects of Lumitene

Along with its needed effects, beta-carotene (the active ingredient contained in Lumitene) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Other side effects of Lumitene

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:

More common

  • 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)


  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • joint pain
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

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Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.