A-Caro-25

1 What is A-Caro-25?

Brand: A-Caro-25, Lumitene

Generic: Beta Carotene

A-Caro-25 vitamins are the nutrients which are required in small amounts for proper growth and good health. These are usually obtained through food as they are required in lesser amounts. If these are not available in diet or body cannot absorb these, then supplements can be used.

Beta carotene is converted in the body to Vitamin A which is needed for vision and skin health. Lack of vitamin A causes night blindness, slowed growth, dry eyes, and infections of eye and skin problems.

There are some conditions when body’s requirement of vitamin A increases considerably like cystic fibrosis, chronic illness, severe diarrhea, liver problem, pancreas problem, serious injury and malabsorption syndromes. The increase in demand of vitamin A is determined by a doctor who then recommends beta carotene supplements.

Beta carotene is also used to treat sensitivity reactions of skin on exposure to sunlight. It is found naturally in carrots and green leafy vegetables; however, the supplement form is available in the form of tablets, capsules and liquid. It is a non-prescription drug and can be obtained easily.

2 What to Know Before Using

As with initiation of any therapy, it is important for the doctor and the patient to have a detailed discussion about A-Caro-25 and its usage. The doctor should inform the patient of all the merits and demerits of the use of A-Caro-25 and patient should let the doctor know about any queries or doubts.

  • Detailed history of a patient is extremely important prior to any medical therapy and in this case, it is more likely that a drug be started after it. Allergies or any history of allergy to any drug, food, preservatives, dyes or animal products; history of drug usage, past medical or surgical procedure should also be kept in record to predict any drug interaction.
  • Physical examination should be done before starting A-Caro-25 so that any physiological or pathological condition with which this drug may interfere may be ruled out.
  • Age specific analysis of patients helps in keeping a safety profile. Some drugs are suitable for one age group and lethal for the other; hence it is necessary to have assessment while keeping age in view. This drug is not associated with side effects when used in children or elderly patients when used in recommended dosage. It is also considered safe for use in pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Drug interactions may occur when multiple drugs are used together. It is important for the patient to avoid any new drug while being on this medication. Even the use of over the counter drugs should begin after consulting a doctor. The effects of tobacco, alcohol and certain foods should also be discussed with the physician.
  • Other medical conditions may lead to severe effects on the body and may also decrease the efficacy and removal of drug. The patient should inform the doctor about these conditions in detailed medical history to avoid complications. The conditions which may result in more harm include liver disease, kidney problems and eating disorders.

3 Proper Usage

To use A-Caro-25 properly, you must follow all instructions given by your doctor.

A-Caro-25 is a non-prescription drug and can be easily obtained; however, it should be used after recommendation by a doctor for patient’s own safety. Every patient has different dosage and schedule which one should adhere to completely. If any dose is missed, take it as soon as one remembers it.

4 Precautions to Take

In using A-Caro-25, you must be careful and take some precautions as advised by your doctor. Precautions aid the working of any drug and prevent the lethal side effects.

There are some tips which can help the patients:

  • Smoking should be avoided as the use of beta carotene along with it results in increased risk of lung cancer.
  • Consult your doctor if any complication has occurred.
  • Storage of drug in a dry environment at room temperature. Keep it away from the reach of children.

5 Potential Side Effects

A-Caro-25 is a supplement used to increase vitamin A production in the body. It is associated with some side effects, like any other drug, which are quite minimal.

These effects are quite drastic in the case of kidney or liver disease as these do not allow proper removal of drug from the body.

Most of the effects vanish after discontinuation of drug but still it is important to consult the physician in case of any problem.

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