What are the treatment options for vitamin A toxicity?

Updated: Dec 26, 2017
  • Author: Mark Rosenbloom, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Michael A Miller, MD  more...
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Symptoms of vitamin A toxicity usually resolve after stopping vitamin A and instituting supportive therapy. The pigmentation of carotenemia usually disappears with the omission of carrots from the diet.

Patients with increased intracranial pressure may need therapeutic lumbar punctures or further treatment with medications such as diuretics and mannitol.


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