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Brand name: Sodium Selenite Drops (Nutrition Care)

Sodium Selenite Drops (Nutrition Care) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) selenium. On this page you will find out more about Sodium Selenite Drops (Nutrition Care), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: selenium

Information for medicine and pack size:
Sodium Selenite Drops (Nutrition Care) 800 microgram/mL oral liquid, 50 mL

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What this medicine is for

Selenium is a powerful antioxidant and free radical scavenger. Selenium may also help / assist the body?s natural / normal immune function. Selenium is an essential trace mineral that may act as an anti-inflammatory and reduce inflammation Selenium is part of glutathione peroxidase, an enzyme that protects us from the oxidising effects of hydrogen peroxide and lipid hydroperoxides Australian soils are low in selenium. Sodium Selenite contains Selenium. Selenium is an essential trace mineral. Free radicals may be generated by lifestyle factors such as excess dietary fats, cigarette smoke, alcohol consumption, pollutants and stress. Free radicals are highly reactive substances which may occur in the body. Free radicals can be generated by essentially normal metabolism, by smoking and alcohol intake, by certain preservatives in foods, by ozone, chlorine, rancid foods and radiation.

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Dosage Form Oral Liquid, solution
Route of administration Oral
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We were unable to verify that this medicine is available on the PBS (Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme). Please consult your pharmacist if you need further information

The PBS provides a list of government subsidised medicines available to be dispensed to patients. Further information can be found on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme website.

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Is this medication banned in sport?

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