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Aquasol A (Vitamin A Palmitate) - Indications and Dosage



Vitamin A injection is effective for the treatment of vitamin A deficiency.

The parenteral administration is indicated when the oral administration is not feasible as in anorexia, nausea, vomiting, pre- and postoperative conditions, or it is not available as in the “Malabsorption Syndrome” with accompanying steatorrhea.

Pediatric Use: Vitamin A treatment for deficiency states has been recognized as an especially effective and important therapy in the pediatric population.

Vitamin A supplementation for deficiency states in this population has been addressed by the Committee on Clinical Practice Issues of the American Society for Clinical Nutrition, by the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, and by the World Health Organization.


For intramuscular use.

  1. Adults
    100,000 Units daily for three days followed by 50,000 Units daily for two weeks.
  2. Pediatric patients 1 to 8 years old
    17,500 to 35,000 Units daily for 10 days.
  3. Infants
    7,500 to 15,000 Units daily for 10 days.

Follow-up therapy with an oral therapeutic multivitamin preparation, containing 10,000 to 20,000 Units vitamin A for adults and for pediatric patients over 8 years old, and 5,000 to 10,000 Units for infants and other pediatric patients under 8 years old, is recommended daily for two months. Low birth-weight infants may require additional vitamin A though the exact dosing in these pediatric patients has not been established. In malabsorption, the parenteral route must be used for an equivalent preparation.

Poor dietary habits should be corrected and an abundant and well-balanced dietary intake should be prescribed.


AQUASOL ATM  Parenteral (water-miscible vitamin A Palmitate) is available as:

Unit of Sale



NDC 61703-418-07

Carton of 10

50,000 USP units/mL

(15 mg retinol/mL)

NDC 61703-418-09

2 mL Single-dose vial

Store at 2–8°C (36–46°F). Do not freeze.

Revised: 4/2014


Hospira, Inc., Lake Forest, IL 60045 USA                                                                                  

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