DRUG CLASS AND MECHANISM:
- Oral vitamin A is used to treat vitamin A deficiency. Carotene compounds (found, for example, in egg yolk, butter and cream) are gradually converted by the body to vitamin A (retinol). Vitamin A supports growth and bone development, vision, reproduction, and development and maintenance of skin tissue. It may also improve function of the immune system and prevent some cancers. A form of vitamin A called retinal is responsible for transmitting light sensation in the retina of the eye. Deficiency of vitamin A leads to night blindness.
REFERENCE: FDA Prescribing Information
Quick GuideTinnitus (Ringing in the Ears) Causes, Symptoms, Remedies and Treatments
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
Need help identifying pills and medications?
Use the pill identifier tool on RxList.