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Vitamin A Chewable Tablet

Manufactured byABBOTT HEALTHCARE PVT LTD
ContainsVitamin A
Description

The primary constituent of Vitamin A Chewable Tablet is Vitamin A. This vitamin is essential for good eyesight, skin, bone growth, immunity, cell functions, reproduction, and also has antioxidant properties. It is available from both plant (carrots, spinach, green leafy vegetables, etc.) and animal sources (liver and dairy products). Vitamin A Chewable Tablet is used to treat Vitamin A deficiency and also as nutritional supplementation. Vitamin A supplementation is also recommended to prevent night blindness during pregnancy.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Vitamin A Chewable Tablet

  • Diarrhea
  • Mouth sores
  • Bleeding gums
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dry skin
  • Loss of appetite

Uses of Vitamin A Chewable Tablet

What is it prescribed for?

  • Vitamin A Deficiency
  • Nutritional Supplementation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • How long does it take for this medicine to take effect?
    The amount of time required for Vitamin A to show its action is subject to vary based on the intended use and the clinical condition of the patient.
  • How long do the effects of this medicine last?
    The time duration for which Vitamin A remains effective in the body is subject to vary based on the intended use, the clinical condition of the patient, and the duration of uptake.
  • Is it safe to consume alcohol while taking this medicine?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is this a habit forming medicine?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Can this medicine be taken during pregnancy?
    Vitamin A is recommended for use in pregnant women only if the need is clearly established and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before receiving/taking Vitamin A.
  • Can this medicine be taken while breast-feeding?
    Vitamin A is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if the need is clearly established and the dietary intake is not able to meet the requirements. Consult your doctor before receiving/taking Vitamin A.

Malabsorption syndrome

Oral therapy with Vitamin A is not recommended for patients suffering from malabsorption syndrome. Parenteral therapy with Vitamin A is recommended for such patients.

Hypervitaminosis A

Vitamin A Chewable Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with hypervitaminosis A (vitamin A toxicity) due to the increased risk of adverse effects.

Allergy

Vitamin A Chewable Tablet is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Vitamin A or any other components present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Vitamin A is recommended for use in pregnant women only if the need is clearly established and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before receiving/taking Vitamin A.

Breast-feeding

Vitamin A is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if the need is clearly established and the dietary intake is not able to meet the requirements. Consult your doctor before receiving/taking Vitamin A.
General warnings

Other medicines

Report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning treatment with this Vitamin A Chewable Tablet.

Kidney diseases

This supplement should be used with caution in patients suffering from kidney diseases due to the increased risk of adverse effects. Close monitoring of kidney function or appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary based on the clinical condition.

Missed Dose

Oral forms: Take/administer the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not double the dose to make up for the missed dose. Parenteral form: Since this supplement is usually administered by a qualified healthcare professional in the clinical/hospital setting, the likelihood of a missed dose is very low.

Overdose

Seek emergency medical treatment or contact the doctor in case of an overdose.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Cholestyramine

Bexarotene

Tetracyclines

Tretinoin

Disease interactions

Hepatic and/or biliary impairment

Conditions like liver and/or biliary impairment may alter the desired effects of this supplement. Appropriate dose adjustments may be necessary for patients with these medical conditions.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Oral forms: Take/administer this supplement following all directions mentioned on the label or as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended. Parenteral form: This supplement is usually administered in the clinical/hospital setting under the supervision of a qualified healthcare professional. Follow all the instructions given by your doctor. Inform the doctor if you have a known allergy to this supplement. Report all your current medicines as well as your medical conditions to the doctor before receiving this supplement.
Miscelleneous

Can be taken with or without food, as advised by your doctor

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Vitamin A is fat-soluble, which regulates certain vital functions in the body. It plays an important role in regulating the immune system and protecting the cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

Vitamin A: MedlinePlus [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2019 [cited 4 September 2019]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/vitamina.html

Vitamin A - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2018 [cited 27 September 2018]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00162

Retinol [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2018 [cited 27 September 2018]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/445354

Vitamin A supplementation: who, when and how [Internet]. PubMed Central (PMC). 2019 [cited 4 September 2019]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3936689/
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Information on this page was last updated on 4 Sep 2019

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