Brand Name: Brazilian cocoa, lutein gum, lutein paste, guaranine, Paullinia cupana, Uabano, Uaranzeiro, zoom

Generic Name: Lutein

Drug Class: Ear, Eye, Nose and Throat, Herbals

What Is Lutein and How Does It Work?

Lutein suggested uses include for prevention of macular degeneration.

There is a correlation between a high intake of lutein and lower incidence of macular degeneration and cataracts.

Dosage of Lutein:

Suggested Dosing

  • 6-20 mg/day

Dosing Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

  • See "Suggested Dosing"


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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lutein?

There are no known side effects of lutein.

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Lutein?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

Lutein has no known severe, serious, moderate, or mild interactions with other drugs.

This information does not contain all possible interactions or adverse effects. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share this information with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your health care professional or doctor for additional medical advice, or if you have health questions, concerns or for more information about this medicine.


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What Are Warnings and Precautions for Lutein?


  • This medication contains lutein
  • Do not take lutein if you are allergic to lutein or any ingredients contained in this drug
  • Keep out of reach of children
  • In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately


  • none

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lutein?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Lutein?"


  • None

Pregnancy and Lactation

  • There is no information available about use of lutein during pregnancy or while breastfeeding
  • Consult your doctor
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