selenium (OTC)

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Brand and Other Names:Selepen

Dosing & Uses

AdultPediatric

Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablet

  • 50mcg
  • 100mcg
  • 125mcg
  • 200mcg

tablet extended release

  • 200mcg

capsule

  • 200mcg

injectable solution

  • 40mcg/mL
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RDA

Male or female: 55 mcg/day

Pregnancy: 60 mcg/day

Lactating: 70 mcg/day

Supplementation

100-200 mcg/day PO with meals (preferably); may take 50 mcg PO qDay or q6hr

Dosage Forms & Strengths

tablet

  • 50mcg
  • 100mcg
  • 125mcg
  • 200mcg

tablet extended release

  • 200mcg

capsule

  • 200mcg

injectable solution

  • 40mcg/mL
more...

RDA

<6 months: 15 mcg/day

6-12 months: 20 mcg/day

1-3 years: 20 mcg/day

4-8 years: 30 mcg/day

8-13 years: 40 mcg/day

13-18 years: 55 mcg/day

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Interactions

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            Adverse Effects

            Frequency Not Defined

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            Warnings

            Contraindications

            Undiluted injection into peripheral vein

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            Pregnancy & Lactation

            Pregnancy Category: C

            Lactation: Excreted in breast milk; use caution

            Pregnancy Categories

            A:Generally acceptable. Controlled studies in pregnant women show no evidence of fetal risk.

            B:May be acceptable. Either animal studies show no risk but human studies not available or animal studies showed minor risks and human studies done and showed no risk.

            C:Use with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies not available or neither animal nor human studies done.

            D:Use in LIFE-THREATENING emergencies when no safer drug available. Positive evidence of human fetal risk.

            X:Do not use in pregnancy. Risks involved outweigh potential benefits. Safer alternatives exist.

            NA:Information not available.

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            Pharmacology

            Mechanism of Action

            Antioxidant; cofactor in glutathione peroxidase; protects cell components from oxidative damage

            Present in selenoproteins as selenocysteine amino acid residue

            Pharmacokinetics

            Excretion: Urine, feces, lungs, skin

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