Safety of daily oral vitamin A supplementation for individuals with retinitis pigmentosa

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Abstract

Many patients with retinitis pigmentosa take 15,000 IU of vitamin A daily, but the safety of supplementation has not been well characterized. A review of the published literature shows that vitamin A supplementation at this level is safe in healthy adult men and non-pregnant women who eat a diet without excessive intake of food high in vitamin A. Annual monitoring of liver enzyme and triglyceride levels is recommended for patients receiving supplementation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)194-198
Number of pages5
JournalAnnals of Ophthalmology
Volume34
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Safety of daily oral vitamin A supplementation for individuals with retinitis pigmentosa. / Semba, Richard David.

In: Annals of Ophthalmology, Vol. 34, No. 3, 09.2002, p. 194-198.

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