What is Lutein?

Category: Supplements

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See also: Ocuvite

Lutein, a nutraceutical, is an antioxidant pigment which concentrates in the eyes. It appears to serve a filtering and protective role in the visual apparatus and its vascular supply. Lutein may be associated with protection from age-related macular degeneration.

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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Lutein

Severe
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Moderate
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Mild
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None
5

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently taking Lutein)
Dosage
20 mg daily
Patients
9
Dosage
6 mg daily
Patients
3
Dosage
2 mg daily
Patients
1
Dosage
50 mg weekly
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1
Dosage
10 mg daily
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1
Dosage
26 mg daily
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1
Dosage
30 mg daily
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1
Dosage
40 mg daily
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1
Dosage
45 mg daily
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1
Dosage
100 mg daily
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1

Dosages based on patients currently taking Lutein.

Why Patients Stopped Taking Lutein (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
Patients
4
Reason
Did not seem to work
Patients
1
See all 5 patients who’ve stopped taking Lutein

Duration

Currently Taking Lutein
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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Duration
1-3 months
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Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
5
Stopped Taking Lutein
Duration
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Duration
0-1 month
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1
Duration
1-3 months
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0
Duration
3-6 months
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Duration
6 months-1 year
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2
Duration
1-2 years
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0
Duration
2 years or more
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2

Adherence


Always
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4
80%
Usually
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0%
Sometimes
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1
20%
Never
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0%

Burden


Very
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0%
Somewhat
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1
20%
A little
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0%
Not at all
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4
80%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
4
400%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
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0
0%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
1
100%
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Lutein.