careimmun® Frequently Asked Questions
Why do I need careimmun®?
Malnutrition is one of the most common and undeniably serious side effects of cancer (and its treatment), HIV, and various life-threatening conditions. It's associated with adverse outcomes for patients, including higher infection and complication rates. By delivering all the vitamins, minerals, trace elements, coenzyme Q10, and secondary plant substances (lycopene and lutein), which the body especially needs, careimmun® helps prevent malnutrition, improving prognosis.
When should I start taking careimmun®?
Supplementation with micronutrients is recommended for patients with existing malnutrition and for patients where malnutrition can be expected (e.g. in cases of intestinal tract tumors). Thus, careimmun® is appropriate anytime your doctor deems you at risk of malnutrition. Consult your healthcare provider for advice if you’d like to start on careimmun®.
What if I miss a dose of careimmun®?
Do not take extra capsules of careimmun® to make up for a missed dose.
What should I tell my doctor before taking careimmun®?
Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Also, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, ask your licensed healthcare practitioner before using this.
Do I need to avoid driving and/or machine usage while on careimmun®?
You don’t have to; careimmun® is not known to exert any adverse effects on the ability to drive and use machines.
How should I store careimmun®?
- Keep careimmun® out of sight and reach of children.
- Store in a cool, dry place and away from sunlight.
- Use careimmun® immediately after removing the capsule from its packaging.
- Do not use careimmun® after the expiry date, which is stated on the backing on the blister pack and the packaging box after "EXP". The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Why doesn’t careimmun® contain β-carotene?
The use of β-carotene is associated with an increased risk of lung cancer in individuals who smoke. In 2 clinical trials with smokers, supplementation of 20 – 30 mg of β-carotene daily was associated with a 16 – 28% risk increase of lung cancer. careimmun® has thus been formulated to exclude β-carotene.
Why doesn’t careimmun® contain iron?
Iron is an essential nutrient that facilitates cell proliferation and growth. However, it also can engage in free radical formation – which, in turn, contributes to both tumor initiation and tumor growth. Lending support to this is epidemiological studies that link increased body iron stores to increased cancer risk. As current research suggests that iron could exert adverse effects on cancer progression, careimmun® has been formulated to exclude this nutrient.