A-Caro-25

Name: A-Caro-25

Commonly used brand name(s)

In the U.S.

  • A-Caro-25
  • Lumitene

Available Dosage Forms:

  • Capsule
  • Capsule, Liquid Filled
  • Liquid
  • Tablet

Therapeutic Class: Nutritive Agent

Pharmacologic Class: Vitamin A (class)

A-Caro-25 Side Effects

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common
  • Yellowing of palms, hands, or soles of feet, and to a lesser extent the face (this may be a sign that your dose of beta-carotene as a nutritional supplement is too high)
Rare
  • Diarrhea
  • dizziness
  • joint pain
  • unusual bleeding or bruising

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

How is this medicine (A-Caro-25) best taken?

Use this medicine as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.

  • To gain the most benefit, do not miss doses.
  • Keep taking A-Caro-25 as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
  • Take this medicine with food.
  • Take with a full glass of water.

What do I do if I miss a dose?

  • Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
  • If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
  • Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?

WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:

  • Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
  • Very bad joint pain.
  • Any unexplained bruising or bleeding.
  • Very loose stools (diarrhea).

Beta-Carotene Identification

Substance Name

Beta-Carotene

CAS Registry Number

7235-40-7

Drug Class

Complementary Therapies

Carotenoids

Food

Vitamins

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