Advertisement
 1  2  
  • Basic Info
Licensed from
Generic: vitamin A
View All Brands
It is added to a healthy diet to prevent or treat low vitamin A levels
               



To get info about second drug, type a name above.


What is this medicine?

VITAMIN A (VAHY tuh min A) is a vitamin found in nature. It is added to a healthy diet to prevent or treat low vitamin A levels. It is also used to treat some genetic skin problems.

This vitamin may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
  • high levels of vitamin A in the body
  • kidney disease
  • liver disease
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to vitamin A, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this vitamin by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. For best results take this vitamin with food. Take your vitamin at regular intervals. Do not take your vitamin more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • other vitamin A or retinoid products

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • beta- carotene supplements
  • cholestyramine
  • mineral oil
  • orlistat

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Follow a good diet. Taking a vitamin supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Some foods that have this vitamin naturally are green and yellow fruits and vegetables, also eggs, butter, milk, meat, and oily fish.

Too much of this vitamin can be unsafe. Talk to your doctor or health care provider about how much is right for you.

               
 1  2  
               
Advertisement