Generic Medicine Info
Should be taken with food.
Hypervitaminosis A; pregnancy (dose exceeding RDA).
Special Precautions
Cholestatic jaundice; fat-malabsorption conditions. Monitor patients closely for toxicity. Liver impairment and children.
Adverse Reactions
Hypervitaminosis A characterised by fatigue, irritability, anorexia, weight loss, vomiting and other GI disturbances, low-grade fever, hepatosplenomegaly, skin changes, alopoecia, dry hair, cracking and bleeding lips, SC swelling, nocturia, pains in bones and joints.
Drug Interactions
Decreased absorption with neomycin. Increased risk of hypervitaminosis A with synthetic retinoids eg, acitretin, isotretinoin and tretinoin. Increased risk of toxicity when used with alcohol.
CIMS Class
Acne Treatment Preparations / Psoriasis, Seborrhea & Ichthyosis Preparations / Vitamins A, D & E
ATC Classification
R01AX02 - retinol ; Belongs to the class of other nasal preparations for topical use.
S01XA02 - retinol ; Belongs to the class of other ophthalmologicals.
D10AD02 - retinol ; Belongs to the class of topical retinoid preparations used in the treatment of acne.
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