Aquasol - Uses - Dosages - Side Effects - Precautions

Aquasol: Frequently Asked Questions Answered

What Is Aquasol?

Aquasol is a nutrient supplement. Its generic name is vitamin A, and it’s also known as retinol. It is used to augment vitamin A deficiency in the body. Aquasol is naturally found in eggs, butter, meat, oily saltwater fish, carrots, pumpkin, dark green leafy, yellow vegetables, and fruits like apricots, mangoes, and muskmelon. It is a fat-soluble vitamin, generally absorbed with fats and stored in the liver. It plays a significant role in ensuring proper vision, especially night vision.

What Are the Uses of Aquasol?

Some uses and benefits of aquasol are:   

  • Preventing the incidence of cataracts.
  • It also slows down the occurrence of retinitis pigmentosa (a progressive disorder of the eyes that causes damage to the retina)
  • It helps in building better immunity and keeps infections at bay.
  • It keeps our bones and teeth healthy and also plays a role in its growth.
  • It plays a major role in the normal functioning of the lungs, heart, kidneys, and other organs.
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What Are the Side Effects of Aquasol?

For optimal benefits, you must take this medication as prescribed by the physician in its recommended dosage.

Some side effects of aquasol tablets include:

  • Vertigo
  • Fatigue
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Decreased appetite
  • Headache
  • Irritability
  • Peeling of skin
  • Double vision
  • Change in the menstrual cycle
  • Hair loss
  • Bleeding gums, mouth pain
  • Dry and cracking lips
  • Consuming a higher dosage of aquasol than recommended might lead to yellowing of the skin.

For more information on the dosages and precautions necessary for consuming aquasol, contact our medical experts at Yashoda Hospitals.


Frequently Asked Questions about Aquasol

1. Can children take aquasol?

Yes, children can consume aquasol in the dosage prescribed by the medical practitioner. Generally, a dosage of 17,500 to 35,000 units is prescribed for pediatric use for 1-8 years old, for ten days. Practice caution when administering aquasol to children. Excessive doses can prove dangerous, and you should contact a doctor at the earliest in such a situation.

2. Is aquasol safe?

Yes,aquasol usually is safe and does not cause side effects. Sometimes some other medicines may interfere with the absorption of vitamin A so you must inform a doctor if you notice any side effects.

3. Is aquasol a steroid?

Aqasol is not a steroid. It does not show any steroidal properties. Chemically, aquasol is a water-soluble palmitate that serves as a nutritional supplement for vitamin A deficiency. Usually, it is water-insoluble, but through a special process, it may be made soluble.

4. How do we eat vitamin A capsules containing aquasol?

You must take vitamin A capsules containing aquasol after consulting a doctor and must never be purchased as an over-the-counter medicine. Generally, one tablet per day is to be taken before or after food. If you are on any other medication, make sure to inform your doctor.

5. Is aquasol readily available?

A therapeutically equivalent form of aquasol A is not available. Fraudulent online pharmacies make untrue claims and try to sell illegal generic versions of aquasol A. Consumption of such medicines is unsafe and may cause side effects. Ensure you procure aquasol from an authorized pharmacist.

6. Is aquasol water soluble?

Aquasol is a light yellow to amber-colored oil-soluble liquid. For therapeutic purposes, it is made water-soluble through a specialized process. It is a water-soluble palmitate.

7. What if I take aquasol daily?

Aquasol being a vitamin A supplement, must not be consumed daily. It must be taken, in the proper dosage, only when a doctor prescribes it. An aquasol overdose might lead to severe side effects such as accumulation of vitamin A in fat tissues and severe allergic reactions.

8. When should I take aquasol capsules?

Aquasol should be taken if you have a vitamin A deficiency and only in the dosage prescribed by your doctor. Our regular diet too acts as a natural source of vitamin A. Still, due to underlying conditions such as diabetes, liver/pancreatic problems, protein deficiency, and hyperthyroidism, a person might need aquasol supplements. It must be taken once a day, before or after food, and preferably with fatty foods (aids in better absorption).

9. Is aquasol good for the kidneys?

Aquasol may be detrimental to the health of your kidneys. Several studies have shown that vitamin A toxicity caused by the indiscriminate use of aquasol might lead to hypercalcemia.

Hypercalcemia is a condition wherein the level of calcium is above average in the blood. This leads to the weakening of bones, formation of kidney stones, and abnormal functioning of the heart and brain. So be cautious of the dosage and the time interval before you consume it.


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