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A / Fish Oil Side Effects

Generic Name: vitamin a

Note: This page contains information about the side effects of vitamin a. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name A / Fish Oil.

Applies to vitamin a: capsule, capsule liquid filled, liquid, solution, tablet, tablet chewable

In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by vitamin a (the active ingredient contained in A / Fish Oil). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.

Major Side Effects

You should check with your doctor immediately if any of these side effects occur when taking vitamin a:

  • Bleeding from gums or sore mouth
  • bulging soft spot on head (in babies)
  • confusion or unusual excitement
  • diarrhea
  • dizziness or drowsiness
  • double vision
  • headache (severe)
  • irritability (severe)
  • peeling of skin, especially on lips and palms
  • vomiting (severe)

Severity: Moderate

If any of the following side effects occur while taking vitamin a, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

  • Bone or joint pain
  • convulsions (seizures)
  • drying or cracking of skin or lips
  • dry mouth
  • fever
  • general feeling of discomfort or illness or weakness
  • headache
  • increased sensitivity of skin to sunlight
  • increase in frequency of urination, especially at night, or in amount of urine
  • irritability
  • loss of appetite
  • loss of hair
  • stomach pain
  • unusual tiredness
  • vomiting
  • yellow-orange patches on soles of feet, palms of hands, or skin around nose and lips

Not all side effects for A / Fish Oil may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.

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