Ocuvite Lutein

Ocuvite Lutein

Manufacturer:

Bausch + Lomb

Distributor:

Bausch + Lomb

Marketer:

Metro Drug
Full Prescribing Info
Contents
Food supplement.
Description
See table.

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Excipients/Inactive Ingredients: Filling Material: Microcrystalline cellulose, hypromellose.
Lactose, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), hydrogenated vegetable oil, selenium yeast, dl-alfa-tocopherol acetate (Vitamin E), carotenoids (lutein and Zeaxanthin esters), zinc oxide, glycerol, stearic acid.
Colorant: Titanium dioxide (E171), iron oxide yellow (E172). yellow orange lake S (E110), ponceau lake 4R (E124).
Separating Agent: Talc.
Coating Agent: Hydroxypropylcellulose.
Action
Ocuvite contains essential antioxidant vitamins (vitamin C and E), minerals (zinc and selenium), and lutein and zeaxanthin.
Lutein and zeaxanthin are carotenoids. Carotenoids are the yellow/orange pigments found in fruits and vegetables, particularly dark green leafy vegetables such as spinach.
These carotenoids, antioxidant vitamins, as well as the mineral zinc and selenium (as compounds of important enzymes), are necessary for the functioning of the body's protection system against oxidative damage. This kind of damage is caused by so- called "free radicals" (highly reactive metabolites) which are produced by oxidation. This process occurs continuously throughout the body. Therefore the body has to quench the free radicals, also continuously, by its own protection system. As long as both processes are in balance, the body can cope with oxidative stress.
Carotenoids, vitamins and minerals cannot be generated or synthesized by the human body itself. These have to be obtained from one's diet and/or from supplements. Therefore, they are called "essential".
Indications/Uses
Food supplement.
Dosage/Direction for Use
One tablet twice a day. Take the tablet with some water during meals.
Storage
Store at temperatures not exceeding 25°C.
ATC Classification
A11AA04 - multivitamins and trace elements ; Belongs to the class of multivitamins with minerals. Used as dietary supplements.
Presentation/Packing
Tab 60's.
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