くすりのしおり

Injection
Revised: 7/2012

The information on this sheet is based on approvals granted by the Japanese regulatory authority. Approval details may vary by country. Medicines have adverse reactions (risks) as well as efficacies (benefits). It is important to minimize adverse reactions and maximize efficacy. To obtain a better therapeutic response, patients should understand their medication and cooperate with the treatment.
Brand name :
Chocola A for Intramuscular Injection 50,000IU
 Active ingredient:
Retinol Palmitate
 Dosage form:
injection
 Print on wrapping:

Effects of this medicine

This medicine improves symptoms such as night blindness, dry eye and dry skin caused by insufficient vitamin A.
It is usually used in the treatment of night blindness, conjunctival xerosis, corneal xerosis, keratomalacia attributed to vitamin A deficiency, and hyperkeratotic dermatitis suspected to be due to vitamin A deficiency. It is also used for supplementation of vitamin A when intake of vitamin A through food ingestion is insufficient due to increased demand of vitamin A.

Before using this medicine, be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist

  • If you have previously experienced any allergic reactions (itch, rash, etc.) to any medicines. If you or your parents and siblings have allergic predisposition with tendency of asthma, rash or hives.
  • If you are pregnant, possibly pregnant, wishing to become pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • If you are taking any other medicinal products. (Some medicines may interact to enhance or diminish medicinal effects. Beware of over-the-counter medicines and dietary supplements as well as other prescription medicines.)

Dosing schedule (How to take this medicine)

  • Your dosing schedule prescribed by your doctor is ((        to be written by a healthcare professional))
  • In general, inject this medicine intramuscularly.
  • The treatment span will depend on your symptoms.

Precautions while taking this medicine

Possible adverse reactions to this medicine

The most commonly reported adverse reactions include nervousness, headache, loss of appetite, vomiting, hepatomegaly (pressured feeling in the right hypochondrium), hair loss, itching sensation, standstill of weight gain, pain in limbs, bone pain, joint pain and rash. If any of these symptoms occur, consult with your doctor or pharmacist.
The symptoms described below are rarely seen as initial symptoms of the adverse reactions indicated in brackets. If any of these symptoms occur, stop taking this medicine and see your doctor immediately.
  • feeling sick, dizziness, swollen throat, breathing difficulty, shortness of breath [shock]
The above symptoms do not describe all the adverse reactions to this medicine. Consult with your doctor or pharmacist if you notice any symptoms of concern other than those listed above.

Storage conditions and other information

For healthcare professional use only : Day Month Year

For further information, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

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