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Vitamin A Palmitate (By injection)

Vitamin A Palmitate (VYE-ta-min A PAL-mi-tate)

Published: May 1, 2017.

Treats a lack of vitamin A in adults and children. This medicine is used when you cannot take the oral (pill) form of vitamin A.

Brand Name(s)

Aquasol A

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used

You should not use this medicine if you have too much vitamin A in your body (also called hypervitaminosis A). You should not use this medicine if you are pregnant.

How to Use This Medicine

Injectable

  • Your doctor will prescribe your exact dose and tell you how often it should be given. This medicine is given as a shot into one of your muscles.
  • You may be taught how to give your medicine at home. Make sure you understand all instructions before giving yourself an injection. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • Use a new needle and syringe each time you inject your medicine.
  • This medicine is usually given for 10 to 14 days. After your treatment with this medicine, you may need to take an oral form of vitamin A palmitate for several weeks.
  • Carefully follow your doctor's instructions about any special diet.

If a dose is missed:

  • Call your doctor or pharmacist for instructions.

How to Store and Dispose of This Medicine:

  • If you store this medicine at home, keep it in the refrigerator. Do not freeze.
  • Throw away used needles in a hard, closed container that the needles cannot poke through. Keep this container away from children and pets.
  • Ask your pharmacist, doctor, or health caregiver about the best way to dispose of any leftover medicine, containers, and other supplies. Throw away old medicine after the expiration date has passed.
  • Keep all medicine out of the reach of children. Never share your medicine with anyone.

Drugs and Foods to Avoid

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are taking any other form of vitamin A, including a multivitamin. Tell your doctor if you take birth control pills.

Warnings While Using This Medicine

  • It is not safe to take this medicine during pregnancy. It could harm an unborn baby. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant.

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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