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General Information on Retinol

Generic Name : Retinol

Pronunciation : ret-n-awl, -ol

Latest prescription information about Retinol. Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, its storage instructions and warnings if any when taken during pregnancy. Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Therapeutic Classification : Vitamins

Trade Names/Brand Names of Retinol

India : 

International : 

A 313, Adermicina, Aksoderm, Amenite, Aquaject A, Arovit, Atomoderma A, Avibon, Avicap, Avigen, A-vitamin Medic, Avitana, A-Vite, Bagovit A, Bio Crem A-Bioplix-Biox, Carovigen, Cazmar, Cy Vit, Davitamon A, Dermamycin, Domsedan, Epiteliol, Eurotretin, Evitex, Flavostat, Gramoce A, Hurukus, Masc Witaminowa ochronna, Masc z Witamina A, Metabolite-A, Microret, Microvit A Prosol, Novaquasol, Obervit A, Oculotect, Ovit-A, Panvitan, Pro Vit A, Retiblan, Retinol LCH, Rovigon, Sahne, Sensivit, Skinderm A, Tanvimil A, Thompson's Vitamin A, Vitamin A, Vitaminas A, Vitamine A Dulcis, Vitamine A Faure, Vitamine A Nepalm, Vitamine A, Vitaminoftalmina A, Zincaderm, Animedica K-6, Arovit, Axerophthol, Eviol-A, Infadolan, Microvit A Supra, Rinocusi Vitaminico, Vitamuruine, A Grin, Acon, A-Forte, Alfa-Mon, Aquasol A, Augenschutz-Kapseln, Auxina A Masiva, Auxina A+E, Bagovit-A, Bio Crem A, Bruvita, Chocola A, Dakrina, Dermosavit, Dermotin

Other Name(s) of Retinol

Vitamin A

Why is Retinol Prescribed? (Indications)

This medication is a different form of Vitamin A, prescribed for Vitamin A deficiency. It is convertible to other forms of vitamin A.

When should Retinol not to be taken? (Contraindications)

Contraindicated in patients with Hypervitaminosis A (excess Vitamin A in the body).

What is the dosage of Retinol?

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.

How should Retinol be taken?

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.

What are the warnings and precautions for Retinol?

Caution should be exercised in patients with jaundice, liver impairment, fat-malabsorption condition, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

What are the side effects of Retinol?

   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.

What are the other precautions for Retinol?

Avoid excess dosage.

What are the storage conditions for Retinol?

Store it at room temperature.

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