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Lycopene

Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Lycopene is a potent antioxidant that protects the human body from several diseases. It is known to prevent cell damage and promote the production of healthy cells. The drug can be taken to prevent serious heart diseases, atherosclerosis (hardening) of arteries that may cause blockages. The medicine is also known to effectively protective against prostate cancer, breast cancer, severe deterioration of lungs and bladder and safeguards against the HPV (Human papilloma virus) infection that is responsible for uterine cancer.

Lycopene can also be a part of the treatment for cataracts or respiratory disorders like asthma. Lycopene is safe for diabetic patients. Lycopene is known to reduce the advancement of enlarged prostate. It lowers the risk of heart attacks. Another benefit of this Lycopene drug is that it can help to prevent yeast infections, especially vaginal. There is evidence of its effectiveness in the prevention of mouth candidiasis.

Along with its usefulness in the prevention of breast, prostate cancer, it plays a major role in hindering the growth of malignant kidney tumours or renal cell carcinoma. Lycopene has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial to the eyes as well, slowing the process of age-related deterioration of vision. It is also helpful in providing relief from pain to the patients of neuropathy.

Information given here is based on the salt and content of the medicine. Effect and uses of medicine may vary from person to person. It is advicable to consult a Dietitian/Nutritionist before using this medicine.

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In addition to its intended effect, Lycopene may cause some unwanted effects too. In such cases, you must seek medical attention immediately. This is not an exhaustive list of side effects. Please inform your doctor if you experience any adverse reaction to the medication.

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 Lycopene, 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 Lycopene as ingredient
TTK Healthcare Ltd
Nutri Synapzz Therapeutis Pvt Ltd
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
Ordain Health Care Global Pvt Ltd
HS Aldem Healthcare
Zydus Cadila
Medreich Lifecare Ltd
Zydus Cadila
West-Coast Pharmaceutical Works Ltd
Brainwave Healthcare Pvt Ltd
TTK Healthcare Ltd
Sanofi India Ltd

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La Renon Healthcare Pvt Ltd
Icon Life Sciences
Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd
Lycopene is a carotene and carotenoid pigments found in fruitsand vegetables like watermelons, pink grapefruits, apricots, pink guava and tomatoes. Lycopene supplements are natural anti-oxidants which is used for treating heart disease, hardening of the arteries and cancer of the prostate, breast, lung, bladder, ovaries, colon and pancreas. The exact mechanism of action is not known.

Ques: What is Lycopene?

Ans: Lycopene can work as an antioxidant which is used to protect the human body from several diseases. It helps to prevent cell damage and promote the production of healthy cells. Lycopene can be taken to prevent serious heart diseases, hardening of arteries that may cause blockages.

Ques: What is the use of Lycopene?

Ans: Lycopene is used for the treatment and prevention from conditions and symptoms of diseases like heart disease, hardening of the arteries, prostate cancer, breast cancer, and lung cancer. The patient should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using Lycopene to avoid undesirable effects.

Ques: What are the side effects of Lycopene?

Ans: This is a list of possible side-effects which may occur due to the constituting ingredients of Lycopene. This is not a comprehensive list. These side-effects have been observed and not necessarily occur. Some of these side-effects may be serious. These include nausea, dyspepsia, diarrhea, vomiting, and gas. If any of these symptoms occur often or on daily basis, a doctor should be urgently consulted.

Ques: What are the instructions for storage and disposal of Lycopene ?

Ans: Lycopene should be stored at room temperature, away from heat and direct light. Keep it away from the reach of children and pets. A doctor should be consulted regarding the dosage of Lycopene. The patient should consult a doctor for its further uses and side effects and should inform the doctor about any ongoing medications and treatment before using to avoid undesirable effects.
What are you using Lycopene for?
Other
cancer
hardening of the arteries
heart diseases
How much was the improvement?
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How long did it take before seeing improvement?
More than 2 days
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How frequently did you take this medicine?
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How did you take this medicine?
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Empty stomach
What were the side effects of this medicine?
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Indigestion
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Disclaimer: The information produced here is best of our knowledge and experience and we have tried our best to make it as accurate and up-to-date as possible, but we would like to request that it should not be treated as a substitute for professional advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Lybrate is a medium to provide our audience with the common information on medicines and does not guarantee its accuracy or exhaustiveness. Even if there is no mention of a warning for any drug or combination, it never means that we are claiming that the drug or combination is safe for consumption without any proper consultation with an expert.

Lybrate does not take responsibility for any aspect of medicines or treatments. If you have any doubts about your medication, we strongly recommend you to see a doctor immediately.

Popular Questions & Answers

I read on lybrate that watermelon seeds contain lycopene which is good for health but from my childhood I keep learning that we should not eat those seeds. How should we take it?

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You can either sun dry and take the white seeds of watermelon or buy it from a local store. There is no harm in having them.
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