Should I let my doctor know I take beta-carotene?

Always talk to your doctor before taking any supplement or drug. Don't take beta-carotene unless your doctor has recommended that you do so. Taking beta-carotene can have adverse side effects even when taken as recommended, and especially when combined with certain medicines or foods.

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