SELENIUM (se LEE nee um) is a mineral found in nature. It is added to a healthy diet to prevent or to treat low selenium levels.
This mineral may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
intestinal or stomach disease
an unusual or allergic reaction to selenium, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
pregnant or trying to get pregnant
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. For best results take with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Interactions are not expected.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your medicine.
Follow a healthy diet. Taking a supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Some foods that have selenium naturally are meat, poultry, grains, and seafood.
Too much of this supplement can be unsafe. Talk to your doctor or health care provider about how much is right for you.
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
bad breath and body odor
diarrhea with nausea, vomiting
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Keep container tightly closed. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
an unusual or allergic reaction to selenium, yeast, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
Follow a healty diet. Taking a supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Some foods that have selenium naturally are meat, poultry, grains, and seafood.