ADVERSE EFFECTS AND SIDE EFFECTS ON VITAMIN THERAPY: A REVIEW

  • Mejo C Korah Student, Nandha college of Pharmacy
  • Junaid Rahman Pv Department of Pharmacology, Nandha College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Rajeswari R Department of Pharmacology, Nandha College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Ahana Behanan Department of Pharmacology, Nandha College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Elizabeth Phoeba Paul Department of Pharmacology, Nandha College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.
  • Sivakumar T Department of Pharmacology, Nandha College of Pharmacy and Research Institute, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India.

Abstract

Vitamins are essential to our day to day life. Its shortage in our body can cause many disorders, decreased enzyme activities also affects the genetic factors. Vitamins should be supplied through the diet in the required amount. If it is not supplied properly, vitamin tablets will be prescribed. And also vitamin tablets are the co-medication for therapies like anticancer, anti tubercular, anti viral anti HIV treatments. Many news papers reported that vitamin therapies are causing major health problems like nephro/ urolithiasis, it can increases mortality rates in smokers by increasing the risk of lung cancer, it can cause abortion when it is taken during pregnancy. Thus here we reviewed the adverse effects of vitamin therapy from various reported cases, books, instructions provided from various health organizations and also news papers and magazines. It can help health professionals to control and monitor the vitamin therapies and make awareness about the adverse effects and possible side effects of regular vitamin uptake to society.

Keywords: Vitamin, Adverse effects, Toxicity, Side effects

Author Biography

Mejo C Korah, Student, Nandha college of Pharmacy
Belongs to department of Pharmacology, Nandha college of Pharmacy

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Korah, M. C., J. R. Pv, Rajeswari R, A. Behanan, E. P. Paul, and Sivakumar T. “ADVERSE EFFECTS AND SIDE EFFECTS ON VITAMIN THERAPY: A REVIEW”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 10, no. 5, May 2017, pp. 19-26, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2017.v10i5.17014.
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