12 August

Beta-carotene - instructions for use , indications, dosage

Beta-carotene - provitamin A, which has strong antioxidant and immune stimulating and adaptogenic properties.

release form and composition

Beta-carotene is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Drops 2.5 mg;
  • 10 mg capsules;
  • Tablets 0.4 mg.


Through strong antioxidant properties, Beta-carotene protects cells from damage by free radicals and active oxygen.He is involved in the renovation of epithelial tissue, protecting the skin from harmful UV rays, promotes the growth and regeneration of bone tissue.

In addition, beta-carotene increases the adaptive capacity of the body and its resistance to stress.Also, partially transforming into retinol (vitamin A), it contributes to the normalization of metabolism, a positive effect on the condition of the organs of vision (provides transition opsin in rhodopsin - the pigment that provides night vision), skin and mucous membranes.

Beta carotene taken seasonally and permanently are people of all age groups:

  • If insufficient quantities of vitamin A;
  • To enhance immunity, especially during epidemics of influenza and respiratory infections, or under high load;
  • to neutralize the impact of aggressive environmental factors.


Application Beta-carotene is contraindicated in individual intolerance of the product components.

Dosage and Administration

with beta-carotene for medicinal purposes dose and duration of treatment determined by the doctor depending on the patient's condition or the extent of the disease.

To prevent adults and children from 4 years old are usually given daily 0.01-0.03 g of beta-carotene per day (during or after eating).According to the testimony of the doctor can increase the dosage to 0,065 grams per day.

Pregnant usually prescribed to 0.01 g per day.

drug is taken daily for a long time.

Side effects

use of beta-carotene does not usually lead to the development of side effects.If hypersensitivity may experience allergic reactions and karotinodermiya.

With substantial overdose and the development of hypervitaminosis A may cause headache, dizziness, weakness, anxiety, double vision, dyspepsia, skin rash, dry mouth, pain in bones and joints, as well as loss of appetite, ulceration of the skin and mucous membranes.As a rule, these symptoms disappear with dose reduction or temporary abolition of beta-carotene.


should be careful while taking the drug with a variety of vitamin complexes.

Analogs Analogs are various supplements, which include different amounts of beta-carotene: Beta-carotene in oil, Beta-Carotene 10% and 20%, beta-carotene 7 mg and others.

are similar mechanism of action drugs are retinol acetate and retinol palmitate.

Terms and conditions of storage

The drug is available without a prescription.Keep away from sunlight.

Shelf life - 2 years.

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