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Senior Vitamin A
Vitamin A-Oral


Vitamin A plays a critical role in the body. It helps prevent night blindness, promotes growth and is needed for healthy skin. This vitamin is used to prevent and treat a vitamin A deficiency.

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Vitamin A, V-R Vitamin A
 
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senior Vitamin A
Vitamin A, V-R Vitamin A

Uses
Vitamin A plays a critical role in the body. It helps prevent night blindness, promotes growth and is needed for healthy skin. This vitamin is used to prevent and treat a vitamin A deficiency.


Storage
  • Store capsules and drops at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 to 30 degrees C) away from heat and light.
  • Do not store in the bathroom.


Overdose
  • If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately.
  • Symptoms of overdose may include bleeding gums, sore mouth, bulging soft spot on head (in babies), diarrhea, dizziness, drowsiness, severe headache, confusion, double vision, and severe vomiting.

How To Use
  • Take Senior Vitamin A orally as directed.
  • Because Senior Vitamin A accumulates in body-fat (fat-soluble), do not take this more often or in greater amounts than prescribed.
  • Too much vitamin A can cause serious side effects (e.g., liver damage).

Side Effects
  • Senior Vitamin A is generally well tolerated.
  • Notify your doctor if you experience nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite, weakness, dry or itchy skin or lips, irritability or hair loss while taking Senior Vitamin A.
  • It may be necessary to reduce your dose.
  • If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.

Precautions
  • Tell your doctor if you have: kidney disease, liver problems, other illnesses, allergies.
  • Senior Vitamin A should be used as directed during pregnancy or while breast-feeding.
  • Consult your doctor about the risks and benefits.

Missed Dose
  • If you miss a dose, take it as soon as remembered; do not take it if it is near the time for the next dose, instead, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule.
  • Do not double-up the dose to catch up.

Drug Interactions
  • Tell your doctor of any over-the-counter or prescription medication you may take, including: birth control pills.
  • Avoid taking cholestyramine or mineral oil at the same time as vitamin A because they can prevent absorption of vitamin A.
  • Separate the dosing by at least 2 hours.
  • Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.

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