Selenium/Sodium Selenite is a Medicine belongs to Nutritional agents group whose information about Brand can be referenced from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2088   Edition : 38  

  ►   Brandname : Selenase, Sele-Pak, Selepen
  ►  Strength : Tablet with .  Capsule with .  Injection with

Reference of this Medicine for its Strength can be taken from   Book : Martindale    Page : 2088   Edition : 38  
A Route of administration in pharmacology and toxicology is the path by which a drug, fluid, poison, or other substance is taken into the body. Routes of administration are generally classified by the location at which the substance is applied. Common examples include oral and intravenous administration.

  ►  Route of administration : Oral, IM, IV
Reference :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2087   Edition : 38  

Dosing of Medicine differ in Adult & Pediatrics ↓

Adult Dose

S.No Ailment   Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency   Additional Info
1 Deficiency states Oral 20 40 Microgram Tablet/Capsule Daily.
2 Deficiency states IM or IV 100 200 micrograms Injection Daily, if necessary this can be increased to 500 micrograms daily.

Ref :-  Book : Martindale    Page : 2087   Edition : 38  



Pediatric Dose

S.No Ailment   Age Min   Age Max   Weight ( Kg ) Route   Dose Min   Dose Max   Unit   Dosage Form   Frequency  Additional Info  
1 Prophylaxis and treatment of deficiency states parenteral 3 microgram/kg Injection
2 Prophylaxis and treatment of deficiency states 40 kg or less parenteral 2 microgram/kg Injection
3 Prophylaxis and treatment of deficiency states Over 40 kg parenteral 100 micrograms 200 micrograms Injection

Ref :- Book : Martindale    Page : 2087   Edition : 38  
►  Side Effect : Overdosage of selenium has been associated with loss of hair, nail changes, diarrhoea, dermatitis, metallic taste, garlic odour of breath, irritability, fatigue, and peripheral neuropathy.
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2087   Edition : 38.  

►  Drug Interaction : Drug interaction of Selenium/Sodium Selenite is with NA

  ►    Mechanism of Drug Drug Interaction :  N.F.R.B
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►  Contraindication : NA
  ►  Mechanism of Action :   Selenium is an essential trace element. It is an integral part of the enzyme system glutathione peroxidase, which protects intracellular structures against oxidative damage.
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2087   Edition : 38.  

Pathway of DIETARY Product


​   ► Act.Comp / Nutrient / Food / Herb as follows :- NA


DIETARY Substance Interactions


​   ► This Medicine interact with :- NA



ContraIndication DIETARY Substance


​   ► This Medicine contraindicate with :- NA

►   Route of Elimination :   Renal, Faecal
Ref :-   Book : Martindale    Page : 2087   Edition : 38.  

►    Plasma Half-life :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA

►    Peak Plasma Concentration :   Min value :-   NA    Max value :-   NA