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Vitamin A Packaging

Vitamin A (5000 IU)

Vitamin A contributes to the normal function of the immune system and maintenance of eyesight.

WHY SOLAL VITAMIN A

Contains the more active preformed form of vitamin A.

120 TABLETS: 4 MONTHS SUPPLY

R92.00

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Product Indications

Vitamin A is essential for the maintenance of immune function, eyesight and skin membranes. It also helps in the development of night vision, bones and teeth.

Product Composition

Each tablet contains the following as active ingredient:

Vitamin A (acetate form) 5 000 IU

Inactive ingredients: Magnesium stearate (vegetarian – flow agent), sodium starch glycollate, microcrystalline cellulose and silicon dioxide.

Storage Instructions

Store in a cool dry place below 25°C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Pharmacological Action

Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin. Vitamin A plays a physiological role in vision, growth and bone development, reproduction, cell proliferation and differentiation, immune function, and the integrity of mucosal and epithelial surfaces.

Dosage Directions

Adults and children over 14 years of age: Take 1 tablet daily.

Product Warnings

Do not exceed recommended dosages unless on the advice of a health care provider. Do not use this product if you are allergic to any of the ingredients. If you are on any medication or suffering from any medical condition, it is advisable to seek medical advice before starting any new medicine, supplement or remedy.

Side Effects

Vitamin A is generally well tolerated at the recommended dose.

Contraindications

There are no known contraindications.

Product Interactions

Retinoids: These vitamin A derivatives could have additive toxic effects with vitamin A supplements. Individuals take retinoids should avoid vitamin A supplements. Some retinoids include etretinate, isotretinoin and others.

Hepatotoxic medicines: Excessive doses of vitamin A can cause hepatotoxicity ranging from elevated liver enzymes to liver failure. Individuals combining high doses of vitamin A with hepatotoxic medicines should do so with caution. Some medicines that can adversely affect the liver include paracetamol, amiodarone, carbamazepine, isoniazid, methotrexate, methyldopa and others.

Tetracycline antibiotics: Benign intracranial hypertension can occur with tetracyclines and with vitamin A intoxication. Avoid high doses of vitamin A while using tetracyclines.

Warfarin: Vitamin A toxicity is associated with haemorrhage and hypoprothrombinaemia, possibly due to vitamin K antagonism. High doses of vitamin A could increase the risk of bleeding with warfarin. Individuals taking warfarin should not exceed the Tolerable Upper Intake Level of 10,000 IU/day for adults.

Pregnancy & Breastfeeding

Safety during pregnancy and lactation has not been established.

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