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A & D

Generic Name: vitamin A, D, and E (topical) (VYE ta min A, D, and E)Brand Names: A & D, Aloe Grande, Lazer Creme, Vitamin A & D, Topical

What is A & D (vitamin A, D, and E (topical))?

Vitamin A, D, and E topical is a skin protectant. It works by moisturizing and sealing the skin, and aids in skin healing.

This medication is used to treat diaper rash, dry or chafed skin, and minor cuts or burns.

Vitamin A, D, and E may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What is the most important information I should know about A & D (vitamin A, D, and E (topical))?

Call your doctor if your skin condition does not get better after using this medication regularly for 1 week. Contact your doctor at any time if your symptoms get worse.

Call your doctor at once if you have swelling, redness, itching, pus, or other signs of infection. Tell your doctor if you feel any numbness or tingling while using vitamin A, D, and E topical.

Do not apply vitamin A, D, and E topical over large skin areas. Do not use the medicine to treat a deep cut, an animal bite, or a serious burn. Call your doctor for instructions on how to treat these more severe skin injuries.

Avoid applying other creams, lotions, ointments, or other medicated skin products to the same areas you treat with vitamin A, D, and E topical.

What should I discuss with my health care provider before using A & D (vitamin A, D, and E (topical))?Call your doctor at once if you have swelling, redness, itching, pus, or other signs of infection. Tell your doctor if you feel any numbness or tingling while using vitamin A, D, and E topical.

Before using vitamin A, D, and E topical, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any medicines or skin products, including soaps, oils, lotions, or creams.

How should I use A & D (vitamin A, D, and E (topical))?

Use this medication exactly as directed on the label, or as your doctor has prescribed it for you. Do not use more of the medication or use it for longer than recommended.

Keep the baby's diaper area as dry as possible. Change wet or soiled diapers immediately to keep wetness and bacteria from irritating the baby's skin. Always put on a new diaper when the baby first wakes up in the morning, and also just before putting the baby to bed each night.

At each diaper changing, clean the baby's skin thoroughly with a disposable baby wipe or clean wet washcloth. Gently wipe inside the skin folds between the thighs and genitals. When cleaning the diaper area of a boy, gently clean under the scrotum and beneath the foreskin of the penis. When cleaning the diaper area of a girl, always wipe from front to back across the vagina.

Call your doctor if your skin condition does not get better after using this medication regularly for 1 week. Contact your doctor at any time if your symptoms get worse.

Store this medicine at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What happens if I miss a dose?

Use the medication as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and wait until your next regularly scheduled dose. Do not use extra medicine to make up the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

It is unlikely that this medication would cause serious problems from an overdose. Do not apply vitamin A, D, and E topical over large skin areas. Call your doctor if you think you have used too much of the medicine.

Call a poison control center if anyone accidentally swallows this medicine.

What should I avoid while using A & D (vitamin A, D, and E (topical))?

Avoid applying other creams, lotions, ointments, or other medicated skin products to the same areas you treat with vitamin A, D, and E topical.

Avoid excessive wetness of the skin areas you are treating. Keep clothing and diapers as dry as possible.

A & D (vitamin A, D, and E (topical)) side effects

Stop using this medication and get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Tell your doctor about any unusual or bothersome side effect. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What other drugs will affect A & D (vitamin A, D, and E (topical))?

There may be other drugs that can affect vitamin A, D, and E topical. Tell your doctor about all the prescription and over-the-counter medications you use. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors. Do not start using a new medication without telling your doctor.

Where can I get more information?

  • Your pharmacist can provide more information about vitamin A, D, and E topical.
  • Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.
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