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Generic Name
Vitamin A (retinol)
Trade Name
Aquasol A
Risk Category
  • Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate risk on fetus.
  • Possibility of fetal harm seems appears remote.
The risk category will be X only if used in doses above the RDA.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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  • Vitamin A, for treatment of vitamin A deficiency.
  • Fat-soluble vitamin.
  • The recommended dietary allowance (rda) for normal pregnant women (by the National Academy of the Sciences) is 800 retinol equivalents/day equal to about 2700 IU/day of vitamin A. The maximum dose for pregnant women is 8000 IU/day (fda recommendation).
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • The dose of this vitamin is above the recommended dietary allowance (rda) in pregnancy.
  • High doses of vitamin A is teratogenic causing craniofacial, musculoskeletal, urinary defects, micro-/anophthalmia, gastrointestinal atresia, facial palsy, hourglass cornea and iris, and reduplicated lens.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • The dose is above the rda in lactation.
  • Unknown effects on nursing infants.
  • Other Trade Names
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