Does vitamin A interact with other medications?

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Vitamin A can interact with numerous other medications to increase the potential of toxicity, high brain pressure (intracranial hypertension), and bleeding, or to lower treatment effects. Do not use vitamin A unless you consult your health care professional if you are taking birth control pills; bexarotene (Targretin); acitretin (Soriatane); isotretinoin (Accutane, Sotret, Claravis, Amnesteem); cholestyramin (Questran, Prevalite); tretinoin (Atralin, Avita, Renova, Retin-A, Tretin-X, Vesanoid); doxycycline (Periostat, Vibramycin); minocycline (Minocyn); tetracycline (Sumycin); orlistat (Alli, Xenical); or a blood thinner, such as warfarin (Coumadin, Jantovin). You should inform your health care professional of all the medications you use, including prescription, non-prescriptions, herbal and vitamin products, in order to discuss potential interactions with vitamin A.

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