antipyrine and benzocaine otic (Auralgan, Aurodex - removed from market) (cont.)

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PREPARATIONS:

  • Capsule: 7,500, 8000, 10,000, and 25,000 Units;
  • Tablets: 10,000 and 15,000 Units

DRUG INTERACTIONS:

  • Concurrent use of isotretinoin (Amnesteem, Claravis), tretinoin (Retin-A), and vitamin A may result in increased risk of vitamin A toxicity.

PREGNANCY AND BREASTFEEDING SAFETY:

STORAGE:

  • Vitamin A should be stored in a closed container at room temperature, away from heat, moisture, and direct light. It should be kept from freezing.

DOSING:

  • The recommended dose for routine treatment of vitamin A deficiency is 10,000-20,000 units per day of vitamin A for 2 months.
  • The recommended dose for treating severe vitamin A deficiency is 100,000 units orally for 3 days, followed by 50,000 units daily for 2 weeks then 10,000 to 20,000 units daily for 2 months.
  • The dose for preventing vitamin A deficiency is 10,000 to 50,000 units daily.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 4/13/2016


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