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Treatment of deficiency of vitamins A and E caused by poor diet, convalescence or other reasons; to encourage the general condition of vision, skin, mucous membranes and defenses.
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1. What it is Auxina A + E capsules and what it is used
Contains fat soluble vitamins A and E.
Vitamin A acts in a number of important functions in the body; It is necessary, among other processes, for viewing, the integrity of the skin, bone development and for the body's defenses.
The best known function of vitamin E is its ability to act as an antioxidant substance of fats, preventing the spread of free radical reactions.
Auxin A + E capsules are indicated for:
Treatment of deficiency of vitamins A and E caused by poor diet, convalescence or other reasons; to encourage the general condition, among other actions, vision, skin, mucous membranes and defenses.
Auxin A + E capsules are indicated in adults and children over 14 years old.
2. What you need to know before you start taking Auxina A + E capsules
Do not take Auxina A + E if:
- If you are allergic to vitamin A, vitamin E or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).
- If you are pregnant or lactating.
- If you have hypervitaminosis A (too much vitamin A stored in the body).
- Patient is under 14 years old (due to its dose).
Warnings and Precautions
Consult your doctor or pharmacist before you start taking Auxina A + E.
- Do not take higher than the recommended doses.
- If you take high doses of fat-soluble vitamins such as A or E, especially the A continuously, they can accumulate in your body and appear side effects associated with hypervitaminosis and toxicity occur.
- Patients with liver or kidney disease: before taking this medication should consult a physician who will assess the potential risks and benefits, as these patients may have more adverse effects from vitamin A, especially in prolonged use.
- The risk of vitamin A toxicity may also increase if you have low body weight, protein malnutrition or excess protein in the blood (hyperlipoproteinemia), increased blood triglycerides (hypertriglyceridemia), if you drink alcohol or have deficiency of vitamin C.
- If you have thrombophlebitis or risk of suffering (thrombus formation in the circulatory system) or have clotting disorders with vitamin K deficiency, or are being treated with anticoagulant medicines, see risk of overdose of vitamin E in section If you take more auxin a & E section should and auxin Taking a + E with other medicines.
- May have vitamin A deficiency over time if you have gastrointestinal diseases (such as chronic diarrhea), should suffer a disorder characterized by storage and abnormal transport of vitamin, as a hereditary disease (abetalipoproteinemia), if you have lack of protein , diabetes, hyperthyroidism, fever, liver disease and cystic fibrosis liver disease (hereditary disease,
It characterized by the formation and accumulation of thick mucus in the lungs and mainly digestive system).
- If you have impaired absorption of fat, you may be deficient in vitamin E and need supplementation.
- Interference with laboratory tests: If you are going to perform some diagnostic tests (including blood, urine, skin tests using allergen, etc ...) inform the doctor that you are taking this medication because it can alter the results. For example, in some tests of bilirubin and cholesterol determination.
Children and adolescents
Auxin A + E is contraindicated in children under 14 years old.
Taking Auxina A + E with other medicines
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines.
The following medicines can interact with Auxin A + E when used at the same time:
- Similar to vitamin A medicines such as retinoids, which are used for skin as isotretinoin and acitretin, or to treat certain types of cancers, such as tretinoin and bexarotene
- Oral anticoagulant medicines, such as acenocoumarol, warfarin, dicumarol, and injectable anticoagulants such as heparin, abciximab, human antithrombin III and fondaparinux (medicines for blood circulation)
- Antiplatelet agents, such as clopidogrel, eptifibatide, tirofiban (medicines for blood circulation)
- Antibiotics (to treat infections), such as minocycline and tetracycline
- Oral Contraceptives
- Iron supplements
Medicines affecting the gastrointestinal absorption of vitamins A and E:
- Cholestyramine and colestipol (to lower cholesterol levels)
- Orlistat (to reduce fat absorption)
- Mineral oil or liquid paraffin (help the bowel movement) when taken together doses should be spaced at least 2 hours.
Taking Auxina A + E with alcohol
Excessive alcohol intake reduces the absorption of vitamins.
Pregnancy, lactation and fertility
If you are pregnant or breast feeding, or think you might be pregnant or planning to become pregnant, ask your doctor or pharmacist before using this medicine. Auxin A + E is contraindicated during pregnancy, in women planning pregnancy and during lactation.
Driving and using machines
They are not expected effects in this regard.
Auxin A + E contains glycerol, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E-216) and orange yellow S (E-110)
This medicine may cause headache, stomach upset and diarrhea because it contains glycerol.
It can produce (possibly delayed) allergic reactions because it contains methyl parahydroxybenzoate and propyl parahydroxybenzoate.
This medicine may cause allergic reactions because it contains yellow orange S (E-110). It can cause asthma, especially in patients allergic to aspirin.
3. How to take Auxina A + E capsules
Follow exactly the instructions of medicine administration in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist. If in doubt, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
The recommended dose is:
Adults and children over 14 years old:
You should consider your intake of vitamin A also through diet dose to prevent buildup.
It is recommended to take 1 capsule daily. In some cases, your doctor may take 2 or even 3 capsules a day.
If symptoms worsen or do not improve after 10 days of treatment, consult your doctor. In general, treatment should not exceed two weeks, but, as determined by your doctor, you could extend longer.
The capsules should be taken with the help of water or other liquid, preferably during meals.
Use in children and adolescents
All children under 14 should not take this medicine because their doses.
If you take more Auxina A & E should
If you take more Auxina A + E than recommended in this leaflet or as your doctor (high dose), toxicity may appear by vitamin A. Within hours after administration of an overdose of vitamin A can cause symptoms such as irritability, drowsiness, convulsions, headache, increased pressure inside the head, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, visual disturbances and nervous disorders; days after the overdose redness and peeling skin, bleeding gums, etc. may appear
Overdose continuous in time (chronic) of vitamin A can produce
hypervitaminosis A. The risk of toxicity is greater if you have kidney or liver disease, if you are underweight or malnourished, or drink alcohol; you may experience fatigue, irritability, mental disorders, lack of appetite, digestive discomfort, mild fever, children can stop gaining weight normally; hair loss, skin rashes, dryness of mucous membranes; other symptoms
are alterations in the liver with altered test results of liver tests and even permanent damage to the liver. Other symptoms include disturbances in micturition (urination) and counts blood and calcifications (nodules) in tendons, muscles and tissue under the skin.
Vitamin E in excessive doses, rarely causes nausea, diarrhea and other intestinal disorders and susceptible persons may cause thrombophlebitis and aggravate clotting problems; it can also cause malfunction of the gonads (sexual glands), breast pain, increased cholesterol and triglycerides and reduce blood thyroid hormones. Hypervitaminosis A is usually reversible and symptoms improve after a few days of treatment interruption. Symptoms of excessive doses of vitamin E usually disappear after discontinuation of treatment.
In case of overdose or accidental ingestion, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist, or go to a medical center or call the Toxicology Information Service on +34 91 562 04 20, indicating the medicine and the amount taken.
If you forget to take Auxina A + E
Do not take a double dose to make up for missed doses.
If you have any further questions on the use of this medicine, ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
Possible adverse effects, mainly due to vitamin A, especially with the use of large doses and / or prolonged, are:
Disorders of blood clotting, headache, insomnia or drowsiness, double vision, inflammation of the gums, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, gastric discomfort, swelling of the lips (cheilitis), rash, dry hair and mucous membranes, hair loss, dryness and changes in skin color, photosensitivity reactions (rash by exposure the sun), osteoporosis (loss of bone quantity), appearance of nodules (calcifications) in tendons, muscles and tissue under the skin, bone or muscle pain, liver disorders and emotional disturbances.
5. Conservation Auxina A + E capsules
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Store in the outer carton in order to protect from light.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date on the carton after EXP. The expiry date is the last day of that month.
Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Place containers and medicines no longer required in Point SIGRE pharmacy. If in doubt, ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. This way you will help to protect the environment.
6. Contents of the pack and other information
- The active ingredients are Vitamin A (as retinyl palmitate) and vitamin E (dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate). Each soft capsule contains 5,000 IU of vitamin A and vitamin E 10 mg
- The other ingredients (excipients) are: olive oil, gelatin, glycerol (E-422), purified water, methyl parahydroxybenzoate (E218), propyl parahydroxybenzoate (E-216) and Orange Yellow S (E-110 ).
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