This medication is a different form of Vitamin A, prescribed for Vitamin A deficiency. It is convertible to other forms of vitamin A.
Contraindicated in patients with Hypervitaminosis A (excess Vitamin A in the body).
Adult- PO- The recommended dose is 500,000 u/day for 3 days, followed by 50,000 u/day for 2 weeks and then 10,000-20,000 u/day for 2 month as follow-up therapy.
It comes as a capsule, tablet, and syrup to take by mouth, with or without food.
It also comes as a lotion to apply topically as directed by your physician.
• Caution should be exercised in patients with jaundice, liver impairment, fat-malabsorption condition, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
• Most Common :
Fatigue and irritability.
• Gastrointestinal : Loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting and other GI disturbances.
• Skin : Skin changes, hair loss, dry hair, cracking and bleeding lips and swelling.
• Miscellaneous : Low-grade fever, liver enlargement, nighttime urination and pain in bones and joints.
Avoid excess dosage.
Store it at room temperature.
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