In this Article
- What other names is Lutein known by?
- What is Lutein?
- How does Lutein work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lutein.
Do not use lutein in amounts greater than those found in foods if:
- You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
- For reducing the risk of cataracts and age-related macular degeneration (AMD): 6 mg of lutein per day, either through diet or using supplements. People consuming 6.9 to 11.7 mg of lutein per day through diet had the lowest risk of developing AMD and cataracts.
- For reducing symptoms of AMD: 10 mg per day of lutein supplements.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Get breaking medical news.