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Brand Names: A/Fish Oil, A-25, Aquasol A

Generic Name: vitamin A (Pronunciation: VYE ta min A)

What is vitamin A (A/Fish Oil, A-25, Aquasol A)?

Vitamin A is found in foods such as liver, milk, cheese, eggs, carrots, squash, dark green and yellow vegetables, and fruits such as cantaloupe or apricots. Vitamin A is important for the eyes and skin, and for normal growth.

Vitamin A is used to treat vitamin A deficiency.

Vitamin A may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of vitamin A (A/Fish Oil, A-25, Aquasol A)?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Less serious side effects are more likely to occur, and you may have none at all.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about vitamin A (A/Fish Oil, A-25, Aquasol A)?

Never take more than the recommended dose of vitamin A. Avoid taking more than one vitamin product at the same time unless your doctor tells you to. Taking similar vitamin products together can result in a vitamin overdose or serious side effects.

An overdose of vitamin A can cause serious or life-threatening side effects.

Do not take vitamin A without medical advice if you are pregnant. Vitamin A can cause birth defects if taken in large doses.

Before taking vitamin A, tell your doctor about all other medicines you use.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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