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beta Carotene (Betacarotene) Summary

Description: A carotenoid that is a precursor of VITAMIN A. It is administered to reduce the severity of photosensitivity reactions in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria (PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROPOIETIC). (From Reynolds JEF(Ed): Martindale: The Extra Pharmacopoeia (electronic version). Micromedex, Inc, Engewood, CO, 1995.)

Also Known As: Betacarotene; Carotene, beta; 3M Brand of Betacarotene; BellaCarotin; Carotaben Show All >>

Networked: 2214 relevant articles (135 outcomes, 765 trials/studies) for this Drug

Key Diseases for which beta Carotene is Relevant

  1. Neoplasms (Cancer) : 31 outcomes 358 studies in 732 results
  2. Lung Neoplasms (Lung Cancer) : 14 outcomes 183 studies in 338 results
  3. Cardiovascular Diseases (Cardiovascular Disease) : 9 outcomes 51 studies in 99 results
  4. Oral Leukoplakia : 8 outcomes 13 studies in 27 results
  5. Carcinoma (Carcinomatosis) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 49 results
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Drugs Related to beta Carotene

  1. Vitamin A (Retinol)
  2. Vitamins
  3. Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
  4. Vitamin E
  5. Selenium
  6. Carotenoids (Carotene)
  7. alpha-Tocopherol
  8. Zinc
  9. lycopene
  10. Antioxidants
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Therapies Related to beta Carotene

  1. Chemoprevention
  2. Drug Therapy (Chemotherapy)
  3. Oral Administration
  4. Aftercare (After-Treatment)
  5. Radiotherapy
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