What should I know before taking vitamin A?

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Before taking vitamin A, you should inform your healthcare professional of any health issues that you have, and whether you are taking any prescription or over-the-counter medications, herbal or dietary supplements. Also inform your healthcare professional if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are nursing because large doses of the vitamin can cause birth defects and may affect a nursing child.

You should never have a greater intake of vitamin A than what is recommended. Do not take more than one vitamin product at the same time unless your health care professional directs you to do so.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.