Which medications in the drug class Vitamins are used in the treatment of Measles?

Updated: Jun 06, 2019
  • Author: Selina SP Chen, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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Vitamins

Vitamin A treatment for children with measles in developing countries has been associated with a marked reduction in morbidity and mortality. The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends vitamin A administration to all children with acute measles, regardless of their country of residence.

Of note, low serum concentrations of vitamin A are found in children with severe measles in the United States. Thus, two doses of vitamin A given 24 hours apart are recommended. A third age-specific dose should be given 2 to 4 weeks later to children with clinical signs and symptoms of vitamin A deficiency.

Vitamin A (Aquasol A, A-25, Gordons-Vite A)

Vitamin A is a fat-soluble vitamin needed for growth of skin, bones, and male and female reproductive organs.


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