Vitamin A

Also indexed as:A Vitamin, Retinol (Vitamin A)
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Interactions with Supplements, Foods, & Other Compounds

Taking vitamin A and iron together helps overcome iron deficiency more effectively than iron supplementation alone.6 Supplementation with zinc, iron, or the combination has been found to improve vitamin A status among children at high risk for deficiency of the three nutrients.7

Interactions with Medicines

Certain medicines interact with this supplement.

May Be Beneficial:Some medicines may increase the need for this supplement.
Avoid:Some medicines interact with this supplement, so they should not be taken together.
Check:Some interactions between this supplement and certain medicines require more explanation. Click the link to see details.

May Be Beneficial:Busulfan
May Be Beneficial:Carbamazepine
May Be Beneficial:Carboplatin
May Be Beneficial:Carmustine
May Be Beneficial:Chlorambucil
May Be Beneficial:Cholestyramine
May Be Beneficial:Cladribine
May Be Beneficial:Colesevelam
May Be Beneficial:Colestipol
May Be Beneficial:Docetaxel
May Be Beneficial:Erlotinib
May Be Beneficial:Felbamate
May Be Beneficial:Floxuridine
May Be Beneficial:Fludarabine
May Be Beneficial:Gabapentin
May Be Beneficial:Ifosfamide
May Be Beneficial:Irinotecan
May Be Beneficial:Levetiracetam
May Be Beneficial:Lomustine
May Be Beneficial:Mechlorethamine
May Be Beneficial:Melphalan
May Be Beneficial:Mercaptopurine
May Be Beneficial:Mineral Oil
May Be Beneficial:Neomycin
May Be Beneficial:Orlistat
May Be Beneficial:Oxcarbazepine
May Be Beneficial:Phenobarbital
May Be Beneficial:Phenytoin
May Be Beneficial:Polifeprosan 20 with Carmustine
May Be Beneficial:Thioguanine
May Be Beneficial:Thiotepa
May Be Beneficial:Topiramate
May Be Beneficial:Uracil Mustard
May Be Beneficial:Valproate
May Be Beneficial:Vincristine
May Be Beneficial:Zonisamide
Avoid:Atorvastatin
Avoid:Isotretinoin
Avoid:Minocycline
Avoid:Thioridazine
Avoid:Tretinoin
Check:Abiraterone
Check:Abiraterone
Check:Abiraterone, Submicronized
Check:Abiraterone, Submicronized
Check:Acalabrutinib
Check:Acalabrutinib
Check:Ado-Trastuzumab Emtansine
Check:Aldesleukin
Check:Aldesleukin
Check:Alemtuzumab
Check:Alemtuzumab
Check:Alemtuzumab
Check:Altretamine
Check:Amifostine Crystalline
Check:Amifostine Crystalline
Check:Anastrozole
Check:Anastrozole
Check:Apalutamide
Check:Apalutamide
Check:Arsenic Trioxide
Check:Arsenic Trioxide
Check:Asparaginase
Check:Asparaginase
Check:Avapritinib
Check:Avapritinib
Check:Axitinib
Check:Axitinib
Check:Azacitidine
Check:Azacitidine
Check:Azacitidine
Check:BCG Live
Check:BCG Live
Check:Belantamab Mafodotin-Blmf
Check:Belinostat
Check:Belinostat
Check:Bevacizumab
Check:Bevacizumab
Check:Bexarotene
Check:Bexarotene
Check:Bicalutamide
Check:Bicalutamide
Check:Bleomycin
Check:Bleomycin
Check:Bortezomib
Check:Bortezomib
Check:Bosutinib
Check:Bosutinib
Check:Brentuximab Vedotin
Check:Busulfan
Check:Busulfan
Check:Cabazitaxel
Check:Cabazitaxel
Check:Cabozantinib
Check:Cabozantinib
Check:Capecitabine
Check:Capecitabine
Check:Capecitabine
Check:Capecitabine
Check:Capmatinib
Check:Capmatinib
Check:Carboplatin
Check:Carboplatin
Check:Carboplatin
Check:Carfilzomib
Check:Carfilzomib
Check:Carmustine
Check:Carmustine
Check:Ceritinib
Check:Ceritinib
Check:Cetuximab
Check:Cetuximab
Check:Chlorambucil
Check:Chlorambucil
Check:Chlorambucil
Check:Cisplatin
Check:Cisplatin
Check:Cisplatin
Check:Cladribine
Check:Cladribine
Check:Cladribine
Check:Clofarabine
Check:Clofarabine
Check:Cortisone
Check:Crizotinib
Check:Crizotinib
Check:Cromolyn
Check:Cromolyn
Check:Cyclophosphamide
Check:Cytarabine
Check:Cytarabine
Check:Cytarabine
Check:Cytarabine
Check:Cytarabine Liposome
Check:Cytarabine Liposome
Check:Cytarabine Liposome
Check:Dabrafenib
Check:Dabrafenib
Check:Dacarbazine
Check:Dactinomycin
Check:Dactinomycin
Check:Darolutamide
Check:Darolutamide
Check:Dasatinib
Check:Dasatinib
Check:Daunorubicin
Check:Daunorubicin
Check:Daunorubicin Liposome
Check:Daunorubicin Liposome
Check:Decitabine
Check:Decitabine
Check:Decitabine
Check:Degarelix
Check:Degarelix
Check:Denileukin Diftitox
Check:Denileukin Diftitox
Check:Desogestrel-Ethinyl Estradiol
Check:Desogestrel-Ethinyl Estradiol
Check:Dexamethasone
Check:Dexrazoxane
Check:Dexrazoxane
Check:Docetaxel
Check:Docetaxel
Check:Docetaxel
Check:Doxorubicin
Check:Doxorubicin
Check:Doxorubicin Liposomal
Check:Doxorubicin Liposomal
Check:Drospirenone-Estetrol
Check:Drospirenone-Ethinyl Estradiol
Check:Drospir-Eth Estra-Levomefol Ca
Check:Enfortumab Vedotin-Ejfv
Check:Entrectinib
Check:Entrectinib
Check:Enzalutamide
Check:Enzalutamide
Check:Epirubicin
Check:Epirubicin
Check:Eribulin
Check:Eribulin
Check:Erlotinib
Check:Erlotinib
Check:Erlotinib
Check:Estradiol Valerate-Dienogest
Check:Estramustine
Check:Estramustine
Check:Ethinyl Estradiol and Levonorgestrel
Check:Ethinyl Estradiol and Norethindrone
Check:Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestimate
Check:Ethinyl Estradiol and Norgestrel
Check:Ethynodiol Diac-Eth Estradiol
Check:Ethynodiol-Ethinyl Estradiol
Check:Etoposide
Check:Etoposide
Check:Etoposide
Check:Etoposide
Check:Etoposide Phosphate
Check:Etoposide Phosphate
Check:Everolimus
Check:Everolimus
Check:Exemestane
Check:Exemestane
Check:Fam-Trastuzumab Deruxtecn-Nxki
Check:Floxuridine
Check:Floxuridine
Check:Floxuridine
Check:Floxuridine
Check:Fludarabine
Check:Fludarabine
Check:Fludarabine
Check:Fluorouracil
Check:Fluorouracil
Check:Fluorouracil
Check:Fluorouracil
Check:Flutamide
Check:Flutamide
Check:Fluvastatin
Check:Fulvestrant
Check:Fulvestrant
Check:Gefitinib
Check:Gefitinib
Check:Gefitinib
Check:Gefitinib
Check:Gemcitabine
Check:Gemcitabine
Check:Gemcitabine
Check:Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin
Check:Gemtuzumab Ozogamicin
Check:Goserelin
Check:Goserelin
Check:Hydroxyurea
Check:Hydroxyurea
Check:Hydroxyurea
Check:Ibrutinib
Check:Ibrutinib
Check:Idarubicin
Check:Idarubicin
Check:Ifosfamide
Check:Imatinib
Check:Imatinib
Check:Inotuzumab Ozogamicin
Check:Interferon Alfa-2a
Check:Interferon Alfa-2a
Check:Interferon Alfa-2B
Check:Interferon Alfa-2B
Check:Ipilimumab
Check:Ipilimumab
Check:Irinotecan
Check:Irinotecan
Check:Irinotecan
Check:Irinotecan Liposomal
Check:Irinotecan Liposomal
Check:Ixabepilone
Check:Ixabepilone
Check:Ixazomib
Check:Ixazomib
Check:Kit For Indium-111-Ibritumomab
Check:Kit For Indium-111-Ibritumomab
Check:Kit For Yttrium-90-Ibritumomab
Check:Kit For Yttrium-90-Ibritumomab
Check:Lapatinib
Check:Lapatinib
Check:Lenalidomide
Check:Lenalidomide
Check:Lenvatinib
Check:Lenvatinib
Check:Letrozole
Check:Letrozole
Check:Leucovorin
Check:Leucovorin
Check:Leuprolide
Check:Leuprolide
Check:Leuprolide (3 Month)
Check:Leuprolide (3 Month)
Check:Leuprolide (4 Month)
Check:Leuprolide (4 Month)
Check:Leuprolide (6 Month)
Check:Leuprolide (6 Month)
Check:Levamisole
Check:Levamisole
Check:Levoleucovorin Calcium
Check:Levoleucovorin Calcium
Check:Levonorgest-Eth.Estradiol-Iron
Check:Levonorgestrel-Ethinyl Estrad
Check:Levonorgestrel-Ethinyl Estrad
Check:Levonorg-Eth Estrad Triphasic
Check:Lomustine
Check:Lovastatin
Check:Margetuximab-Cmkb
Check:Margetuximab-Cmkb
Check:Mechlorethamine
Check:Mechlorethamine
Check:Medroxyprogesterone
Check:Medroxyprogesterone
Check:Medroxyprogesterone
Check:Megestrol
Check:Megestrol
Check:Melphalan
Check:Melphalan
Check:Melphalan Flufenamide
Check:Melphalan Flufenamide
Check:Melphalan Hcl
Check:Melphalan Hcl
Check:Melphalan Hcl-Betadex Sbes
Check:Melphalan Hcl-Betadex Sbes
Check:Mercaptopurine
Check:Mercaptopurine
Check:Mercaptopurine
Check:Mesna
Check:Mesna
Check:Mestranol and Norethindrone
Check:Mestranol and Norethindrone
Check:Methotrexate
Check:Methotrexate
Check:Methoxsalen
Check:Methoxsalen
Check:Methylprednisolone
Check:Midostaurin
Check:Midostaurin
Check:Mitomycin
Check:Mitomycin
Check:Mitotane
Check:Mitotane
Check:Mitoxantrone
Check:Mitoxantrone
Check:Mobocertinib
Check:Mobocertinib
Check:Necitumumab
Check:Necitumumab
Check:Nelarabine
Check:Nelarabine
Check:Nilotinib
Check:Nilotinib
Check:Nilutamide
Check:Nilutamide
Check:Nintedanib
Check:Nintedanib
Check:Noreth-Ethinyl Estradiol-Iron
Check:Norethindrn A-E Estradiol-Iron
Check:Norethindrn A-E Estradiol-Iron
Check:Norethindrone Ac-Eth Estradiol
Check:Norethindrone-Ethin Estradiol
Check:Norethin-Eth Estrad Triphasic
Check:Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol
Check:Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol
Check:Norgestimate-Ethinyl Estradiol
Check:Obinutuzumab
Check:Ofatumumab
Check:Ofatumumab
Check:Oxaliplatin
Check:Oxaliplatin
Check:Paclitaxel
Check:Paclitaxel
Check:Paclitaxel
Check:Paclitaxel-Protein Bound
Check:Paclitaxel-Protein Bound
Check:Panitumumab
Check:Panitumumab
Check:Panobinostat
Check:Panobinostat
Check:Pazopanib
Check:Pazopanib
Check:Pegaspargase
Check:Pegaspargase
Check:Peginterferon Alfa-2b
Check:Peginterferon Alfa-2b
Check:Pemetrexed
Check:Pemetrexed
Check:Pentostatin
Check:Pentostatin
Check:Pertuzumab
Check:Pertuzumab
Check:Pertuzumab-Trastuzumab-Hy-Zzxf
Check:Pertuzumab-Trastuzumab-Hy-Zzxf
Check:Pexidartinib
Check:Pexidartinib
Check:Plicamycin
Check:Plicamycin
Check:Polatuzumab Vedotin-Piiq
Check:Polifeprosan 20 with Carmustine
Check:Polifeprosan 20 with Carmustine
Check:Pomalidomide
Check:Pomalidomide
Check:Ponatinib
Check:Ponatinib
Check:Pralatrexate
Check:Pralatrexate
Check:Pravastatin
Check:Prednisolone
Check:Prednisone
Check:Primidone
Check:Procarbazine
Check:Procarbazine
Check:Regorafenib
Check:Regorafenib
Check:Relugolix
Check:Relugolix
Check:Ripretinib
Check:Ripretinib
Check:Rituximab
Check:Rituximab-Hyaluronidase,Human
Check:Rituximab-Hyaluronidase,Human
Check:Romidepsin
Check:Romidepsin
Check:Samarium Sm 153 Lexidronam
Check:Samarium Sm 153 Lexidronam
Check:Simvastatin
Check:Sipuleucel-T In Lr
Check:Sipuleucel-T In Lr
Check:Sipuleucel-T In Lr
Check:Sipuleucel-T In Lr
Check:Sorafenib
Check:Sorafenib
Check:Strontium-89 Chloride
Check:Strontium-89 Chloride
Check:Sulfacetamide
Check:Sulfacetamide
Check:Sunitinib
Check:Sunitinib
Check:Tamoxifen
Check:Tamoxifen
Check:Temozolomide
Check:Temsirolimus
Check:Temsirolimus
Check:TeniposIde
Check:TeniposIde
Check:Tepotinib
Check:Tepotinib
Check:Testolactone
Check:Testolactone
Check:Thioguanine
Check:Thioguanine
Check:Thioguanine
Check:Thiotepa
Check:Thiotepa
Check:Tivozanib
Check:Tivozanib
Check:Topotecan
Check:Topotecan
Check:Toremifene
Check:Toremifene
Check:Trametinib
Check:Trametinib
Check:Trastuzumab
Check:Trastuzumab
Check:Trastuzumab
Check:Trastuzumab
Check:Trastuzumab
Check:Trastuzumab-Hyaluronidase-Oysk
Check:Trastuzumab-Hyaluronidase-Oysk
Check:Tretinoin (Chemotherapy)
Check:Tretinoin (Chemotherapy)
Check:Triptorelin Pamoate
Check:Triptorelin Pamoate
Check:Umbralisib
Check:Umbralisib
Check:Uracil Mustard
Check:Uracil Mustard
Check:Valrubicin
Check:Valrubicin
Check:Vandetanib
Check:Vandetanib
Check:Vandetanib
Check:Vandetanib
Check:Vemurafenib
Check:Vemurafenib
Check:Vinblastine
Check:Vinblastine
Check:Vinblastine
Check:Vinblastine
Check:Vincristine
Check:Vincristine
Check:Vincristine
Check:Vincristine Sulfate Liposomal
Check:Vincristine Sulfate Liposomal
Check:Vinorelbine
Check:Vinorelbine
Check:Zanubrutinib
Check:Zanubrutinib
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