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Astaxanthin

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required
Last Updated: December 02, 2019

Known to be a highly beneficial anti-oxidant, Astaxanthin helps reduce free radicals present in the body. The drug is naturally derived from plants and has a reddish tinge to it. It is highly beneficial for the eyes and skin. It helps improve eye health and increases the quality of your skin. It improves moisture levels in the skin, makes it more elastic and reduces wrinkles and acne. It also improves the immune system and heart health. Moreover, the drug helps in treating symptoms of Parkinson’s disease as well as Alzheimer’s disease.

Generally about 4 mg to 40 mg may be prescribed to be taken daily. The time period of the course depends from individual to individual and their overall health. The course may extend to a period of 12 weeks or in some cases even a year. It is safe to take Astaxanthin along with other minerals as well as vitamins.

It has yet not been discovered whether Astaxanthin is safe for women who are pregnant or nursing. Thus, to avoid any complications Astaxanthin should be avoid during the 9 months of pregnancy and even afterwards.

This medicine can be applied on the skin so as to protect it from severe sunburn.

Information given here is based on the salt content of the medicine. Uses and effects of the medicine may vary from person to person. It is advisable to consult a Internal Medicine Specialist before using this medicine.
  • Nutritional Deficiencies

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    Unknown. Human and animal studies are not available. Please consult your doctor.
  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no data available. Please consult doctor before consuming the drug.
  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    If you miss a dose of Astaxanthin, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular schedule. Do not double the dose.

Below is the list of medicines, which contains Astaxanthin as ingredient

This medication is used to treat Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s disease, high cholesterol, stroke, vision loss and preventing cancer. It is a powerful antioxidant; it promotes the function of mitochondria and protects human fibroblasts.

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