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Vita-Ray

Generic Name: vitamins A, D, and E (topical) (VYE ta mins A, D, and E TOP i kal)
Brand Name: A & D, Aloe Grande, Lazer Creme (obsolete), Vita-Ray, Vitamin A & D, Topical

What is Vita-Ray (vitamins A, D, and E (topical))?

Vitamins A, D, and E topical (for the skin) is a skin protectant. It works by moisturizing and sealing the skin, and aids in skin healing.

This medication is used to treat diaper rash, dry or chafed skin, and minor cuts or burns.

Vitamins A, D, and E may also be used for purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about Vita-Ray (vitamins A, D, and E (topical))?

You should not use this medication if your child is allergic to it. Do not apply vitamins A, D, and E topical without a rubber glove or finger cot if you are allergic this medication.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medication on your child if the child is allergic to any medicines or skin products, including soaps, oils, lotions, or creams.

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Stop using the medication and call your doctor at once if your child has a serious side effect such as warmth, redness, oozing, or severe irritation where the medicine is applied.

Keep the baby's diaper area as dry as possible. Change wet or soiled diapers immediately to keep wetness and bacteria from irritating the baby's skin. Always put on a new diaper when the baby first wakes up in the morning, and also just before putting the baby to bed each night.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using Vita-Ray (vitamins A, D, and E (topical))?

You should not use this medication if your child is allergic to it. Do not apply vitamins A, D, and E topical without a rubber glove or finger cot if you are allergic this medication.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist if it is safe for you to use this medication on your child if the child is allergic to any medicines or skin products, including soaps, oils, lotions, or creams.

How should I use Vita-Ray (vitamins A, D, and E (topical))?

Use exactly as directed on the label, or as prescribed by your doctor. Do not use in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

Keep the baby's diaper area as dry as possible. Change wet or soiled diapers immediately to keep wetness and bacteria from irritating the baby's skin. Always put on a new diaper when the baby first wakes up in the morning, and also just before putting the baby to bed each night.

At each diaper changing, clean the baby's skin thoroughly with a disposable baby wipe or clean wet washcloth. Gently wipe inside the skin folds between the thighs and genitals.

When cleaning the diaper area of a boy, gently clean under the scrotum and beneath the foreskin of the penis.

When cleaning the diaper area of a girl, always wipe from front.

Call your doctor if symptoms do not improve, or if they get worse after 1 week of treatment.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the missed dose as soon as you remember. Skip the missed dose if it is almost time for your next scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention or call the Poison Help line at 1-800-222-1222 if anyone has accidentally swallowed the medication.

What should I avoid while using Vita-Ray (vitamins A, D, and E (topical))?

Avoid using other medications on the areas you treat with vitamins A, D, and E topical unless your doctor tells you to.

Avoid excessive wetness of the skin areas you are treating. Keep clothing and diapers as dry as possible.

Vita-Ray (vitamins A, D, and E (topical)) side effects

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

Stop using the medication and call your doctor at once if your child has a serious side effect such as warmth, redness, oozing, or severe irritation where the medicine is applied.

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.

See also: Side effects (in more detail)

What other drugs will affect Vita-Ray (vitamins A, D, and E (topical))?

It is not likely that other drugs you take orally or inject will have an effect on topically applied vitamins A, D, and E. But many drugs can interact with each other. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor.

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Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about vitamins A, D, and E topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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