Vitamin A Injection



Water-miscible Vitamin A Palmitate
50,000 USP Units 
(15 mg retinol/mL)
With 0.5% chlorobutanol as preservative; 12% polysorbate 80, 0.1% citric acid, and sodium hydroxide to adjust pH.
This is a sterile product for intramuscular injection
Description
Parenteral (water-miscible vitamin A Palmitate) provides 50,000 USP Units of vitamin A per mL as  retinol  (C20H30O) in the form of vitamin A palmitate, a light yellow to amber oil. Ordinarily oil-soluble, the vitamin A in this product has been water solubilized by special processing* and is available in a water solution for intramuscular injection. One USP Unit is equivalent to one  international unit  (IU) and to 0.3 mcg of retinol or 0.6 mcg of beta-carotene.
Oil-soluble vitamin A water solubilized with polysorbate 80
Indications
Vitamin A injection is effective for the treatment of  vitamin A deficiency. The parenteral administration is indicated when the oral administration is not feasible as in  anorexia,  nausea, vomiting, pre- and  postoperative  conditions, or it is not available as in the "MalabsorptionSyndrome" with accompanying steatorrhea. Pediatric Use:  Vitamin A treatment for deficiency states has been recognized as an especially effective and important therapy in the pediatric population. Vitamin A supplementation for deficiency states in this population has been addressed by the Committee on Clinical Practice Issues of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, by the American Society for Parenteral and  Enteral Nutrition, and by the  World Health Organization.





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