vitamin A (Oral Natures Way Vitamin A, Now Foods Vitamin A, GNC Vitamin A, and many more brands)

  • Pharmacy Author:
    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

What is vitamin A-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?

  • 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.

What brand names are available for vitamin A-oral?

Natures Way Vitamin A, Now Foods Vitamin A, GNC Vitamin A, and many more brands

Is vitamin A-oral available as a generic drug?

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

Do I need a prescription for vitamin A-oral?

No

What are the uses for vitamin A-oral?

Vitamin A is used for prevention and treatment of vitamin A deficiency.

What are the side effects of vitamin A-oral?

Side effects of vitamin A include (The frequency of side effects was not reported.):

Possible serious side effects include:

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/31/2016

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