More Information on Selenium

Are There Side Effects?

Normal intakes of selenium do not seem to cause side effects for most people. However, a high intake can cause serious, even life-threatening, problems.
(Click Selenium Side Effects to learn more, including potentially serious side effects that you should report immediately to your healthcare provider.)

Drug Interactions With Selenium

Selenium can potentially interact with several medications (see Selenium Drug Interactions).

Safety Issues

Even though normal intakes are safe and necessary, higher intakes can cause serious problems. Some people are more likely than others to experience problems. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking selenium if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medications you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Is Selenium Safe? for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)
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