Vitamin A

Vitamin A

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    Usually Aquasol A is administered at the medical office or clinic, so you would not need to worry about how to store the medication. If you are able to receive your Aquasol A doses at home, then you do need to know that it must be kept refrigerated, but never frozen. It comes in single-dose vials containing 50,000 units of vitamin A. Keep them away from children. Expired vials should be discarded. Ask your pharmacist how to safely dispose of medicines.

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    Aquasol A is not recommended for pregnant women. In animal studies, excess vitamin A (doses greater than 6,000 units daily) caused birth defects in many species. These defects happened in the brain and spinal cord, eye, palate and urinary tract. So there is reason to believe that excess vitamin A can harm an unborn baby. If you are pregnant, do not take Aquasol A. If you become pregnant while taking Aquasol A, tell your doctor right away.

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    Aquasol A is a form of vitamin A and is prescribed to correct vitamin A deficiency. Its water solubility also makes it useful for injections and may be used when oral delivery is not possible. Aquasol A is used particularly often with children. It is available only through prescription.

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    You should not take Aquasol A if you already have enough vitamin A in your body, because overdose is possible. Aquasol A is approved for children as well as adults. It is not completely clear if Aquasol A is safe for pregnant women. Too much vitamin A can cause birth defects. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, discuss this with your doctor. You should not take Aquasol A if you are allergic to any of its ingredients or if you often have allergic reactions to injections.
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    Aquasol A is a brand name product containing the active ingredient vitamin A. In the retina of your eye, cells called rods and cones change light energy into electrical impulses. The electrical impulses travel in nerves to your brain. The brain interprets this information in the sense we call vision. To change light to electrical impulses, the rod and cone cells use a pigment called rhodopsin. Rhodopsin is made of retinol, a form of vitamin A, and a protein called opsin. If you don't have enough vitamin A in your body, you cannot make retinol or rhodopsin. If you do not have rhodopsin, you cannot see well, especially in the dark. This lack of night vision, also called night blindness, is a symptom of vitamin A deficiency. Aquasol A is an injectable form of vitamin A. Aquasol A can correct your vitamin A deficiency and help restore normal vision.

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    Aquasol A can lead to an excess of vitamin A when taken in large doses or with prolonged use. Symptoms of a vitamin A overdose include: fatigue, abdominal pain, nausea, changes in appetite, irritability, headache, hair loss, joint pain, jaundice, discolored urine and menstrual irregularities.

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    Aquasol A (Vitamin A) does not have many known interactions with other medications. Do not take Aquasol A with orlistat or mineral oil, and be aware that your diet has an impact on your body's level of vitamin A. Excess vitamin A is the only major side effect associated with this drug. Women taking birth control pills may show an increase of vitamin A levels.

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    There are no studies regarding the safety of Aquasol A in nursing mothers. We do know that vitamin A is passed into breast milk. The maximum recommended daily allowance of vitamin A in nursing mothers is 5,000 units. This is well below the recommended dosages of Aquasol A for treating vitamin A deficiency. If you are nursing, tell your doctor before taking Aquasol A.

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    Aquasol A is intended for people who have a vitamin A deficiency as diagnosed by the doctor. Vitamin A deficiency may be caused by these conditions:

    • poor diet
    • nausea and vomiting
    • anorexia, an eating disorder where you don't eat enough food
    • surgery that might affect your body's ability to absorb vitamin A
    • poor absorption of vitamin A by your intestines (intestinal diseases)

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    If you overdose on Aquasol A (vitamin A), you may have the following symptoms:
    • tiredness
    • discomfort in your abdomen
    • no appetite
    • vomiting
    Chronic overdose of vitamin A can lead to abnormal bone growth, central nervous system problems (headaches, irritability, increased fluid pressure inside the skull), drying and cracking of your skin and liver problems. If you think that you have overdosed on Aquasol A, call your doctor, the poison control center at 800-222-1222, or call 911.