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Let your healthcare provider know if you have kidney stones, gallbladder disease, or a bleeding disorder before taking PreserVision. Warnings and precautions also include watching out for possible drug interactions and avoiding PreserVision if you are allergic to any components of the drug. It is also important to know that beta-carotene (an active ingredient) can increase the risk of cancer in people who smoke.
- Gallbladder disease, including gallstones
- Kidney stones
- A bleeding disorder
- Wilson's disease
- Any allergies, including allergies to food, dyes, or preservatives.
- Are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
- Are breastfeeding
- Smoke tobacco products.
- If you have gallbladder disease or Wilson's disease, you may need to avoid copper, an ingredient in PreserVision. Talk to your healthcare provider before taking PreserVision if you have gallbladder disease or Wilson's disease.
- PreserVision may theoretically increase your risk of bleeding. If you already have a bleeding disorder, talk to your healthcare provider before taking PreserVision.
- It is thought that beta-carotene may increase the risk of cancer in people who smoke. Smokers should take PreserVision soft gels with lutein, which do not contain beta-carotene. PreserVision tablets and PreserVision soft gels (without lutein) both contain beta-carotene.
- PreserVision can potentially interact with a number of other medications (see PreserVision Drug Interactions for more information).
- It is not known if PreserVision is safe for use in breastfeeding women. Therefore, if you are breastfeeding or plan to start, discuss this with your healthcare provider prior to taking the drug (see PreserVision and Breastfeeding).
- It is not known if PreserVision is safe for use during pregnancy (see PreserVision and Pregnancy).