Retinol - Instructions For The Use Of Capsules And Tablets, Reviews, Price

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Retinol - Instructions For The Use Of Capsules And Tablets, Reviews, Price
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Retinol: instructions for use and reviews

  1. 1. Release form and composition
  2. 2. Pharmacological properties
  3. 3. Indications for use
  4. 4. Contraindications
  5. 5. Method of application and dosage
  6. 6. Side effects
  7. 7. Overdose
  8. 8. Special instructions
  1. 9. Application during pregnancy and lactation
  2. 10. In case of impaired renal function
  3. 11. Drug interactions
  4. 12. Analogs
  5. 13. Terms and conditions of storage
  6. 14. Terms of dispensing from pharmacies
  7. 15. Reviews
  8. 16. Price in pharmacies

Latin name: Retinol

ATX code: A11CA01

Active ingredient: Retinol (Retinol)

Producer: Altayvitamins, JSC (Russia), Veropharm, JSC (Russia)

Description and photo update: 2018-24-10

Prices in pharmacies: from 37 rubles.


Retinol capsules
Retinol capsules

Retinol is a drug with a fortifying effect, replenishing vitamin A deficiency.

Release form and composition

Dosage forms of release:

  • capsules: gelatinous, from dark to light yellow, spherical; the capsules contain an oily liquid from dark to light yellow color (in polymer or glass jars of 25 pcs., in a cardboard bundle 1 can; in blisters of 10 pcs., in a cardboard bundle of 1–5 packs);
  • coated tablets (dragees): yellow, the core is white with a yellowish tinge (in polymer or glass jars / bottles of 20, 30, 40, 50 or 100 pcs., in a cardboard box 1 can / bottle; in blisters 10 pcs., in a cardboard box 2-5 packs).

Composition of 1 capsule Retinol:

  • active substance: 55% solution of retinol palmitate in oil - 0.1 ml;
  • additional component: refined corn oil - up to 200 mg;
  • capsule shell: glycerin (glycerol) - 7.2 mg; gelatin - 22.3 mg; nipagin - 0.01 mg; water - 0.49 mg.

Composition of 1 Retinol tablet:

  • active ingredient: retinol acetate granules - 11.35 mg [33 thousand IU (international units)];
  • auxiliary components: beeswax, talc, sugar, calcium stearate, potato starch, aerosil, gelatin, titanium dioxide, polyvinylpyrrolidone or povidone-8000, basic magnesium carbonate, methylcellulose, tropeolin 0 or a water-soluble yellow dye.

Pharmacological properties


Vitamin A normalizes tissue metabolism and has a tonic effect. It is necessary for redox processes (due to the large number of unsaturated bonds), the synthesis of mucopolysaccharides, lipids, proteins, mineral metabolism, and cholesterol formation processes.

Participates in the processes of photoreception (facilitates adaptation in the dark). Local action is due to the presence of specific retinol-binding receptors on the surface of epithelial cells.

Other effects of the drug:

  • increased production of trypsin and lipase;
  • a positive effect on the function of the sebaceous, sweat and lacrimal glands;
  • strengthening of myelopoiesis and cell division processes;
  • increasing resistance to diseases of the intestines, respiratory tract and mucous membranes;
  • activation of the interaction of immunocompetent cells between themselves and the cells of the epidermis;
  • increasing the body's resistance to infections;
  • increased division of skin epithelial cells and the synthesis of glycosaminoglycans;
  • rejuvenation of the cell population;
  • inhibition of keratinization processes.

Indications for use

According to the instructions, Retinol is prescribed for the treatment of hypo- and avitaminosis A.

As part of a complex treatment, the drug is used in the following cases:

  • diseases of infectious and inflammatory etiology: dysentery, measles, tracheitis, influenza, bronchitis, etc.;
  • skin diseases / lesions: hyperkeratosis, neurodermatitis, frostbite, cracks, burns, erosion, wounds, skin tuberculosis, ulcers, ichthyosis, seborrheic dermatitis, psoriasis, some forms of eczema;
  • eye diseases: eczematous lesions of the eyelids, keratomalacia, hemeralopia, retinitis pigmentosa, xerophthalmia;
  • cirrhosis of the liver;
  • gastrointestinal diseases: erosive gastroduodenitis, gastric ulcer and duodenal ulcer.

Retinol can also be prescribed to prevent the formation of calculi in the urinary / biliary tract.



  • hypervitaminosis A;
  • cholelithiasis;
  • chronic pancreatitis;
  • inflammatory skin diseases in acute course;
  • I / I – III trimesters of pregnancy (tablets / capsules);
  • individual intolerance to any component of the drug.

Relative (Retinol is prescribed under medical supervision):

  • nephritis;
  • heart failure II – III st.

Instructions for the use of Retinol: method and dosage

Retinol tablets and capsules are taken orally after meals, preferably early in the morning or late in the evening.

Therapy should be carried out under medical supervision.

Daily requirement for vitamin A:

  • adults and children from 7 years old: 5 thousand ME (1.5 mg);
  • pregnant / lactating women: 6.6 thousand IU (2 mg).

Recommended daily dose:

  • avitaminosis of mild / moderate severity: adults - up to 33 thousand IU;
  • eye diseases: adults - 50-100 thousand IU in combination with 20 mg of riboflavin;
  • skin diseases: adults - 50-100 thousand IU; children - 10-20 thousand IU.

The maximum adult single dose is 50 thousand IU, the daily dose is 100 thousand IU.

Side effects

Daily long-term use of vitamin A in doses of 100/200 thousand IU (children and adults, respectively) can lead to the appearance of intoxication and hypervitaminosis A.

The main symptoms of hypervitaminosis A:

  • adults: gait disorder, headache, lethargy, drowsiness, facial flushing, vomiting, nausea, soreness in the bones of the legs;
  • children: skin rashes, fever, sweating, drowsiness, vomiting, an increase in cerebrospinal fluid pressure is also possible (with the occurrence of protrusion of the fontanelle and hydrocephalus in infants).


The main symptoms: intoxication and hypervitaminosis A.

special instructions

To avoid overdose, you should not take Retinol at the same time as other multivitamin complexes.

Application during pregnancy and lactation

I or I – III trimesters of pregnancy are a contraindication to taking Retinol in the form of tablets or capsules (respectively).

There is no data on the use of the drug during lactation.

With impaired renal function

The drug is used with caution in chronic and acute nephritis.

Drug interactions

The likelihood of adverse reactions decreases with simultaneous use with salicylates and glucocorticosteroids.

Due to the increased risk of intracranial hypertension, it is not recommended to prescribe vitamin A during long-term tetracyclines therapy.

Concomitant use of neomycin reduces the absorption of retinol.


Retinol analogues are: Retinol acetate, Retinol palmitate, Videstim.

Terms and conditions of storage

Store in a place protected from moisture and light, at a temperature of 18–20 ° C. Keep out of the reach of children.

Shelf life is 2 years.

Terms of dispensing from pharmacies

Available without a prescription.

Reviews of Retinol

According to reviews, Retinol is an inexpensive and effective drug used to replenish vitamin A deficiency, as well as an adjunct in the treatment of various diseases. It is noted that in order to avoid overdose, the dose of the drug should be determined individually.

Retinol price in pharmacies

The approximate price for Retinol (10 or 30 capsules per pack) is 17 or 32–38 rubles.

Retinol: prices in online pharmacies

Drug name



Shark retinol Strawberry with cream eye mask 10 ml 1 pc.

RUB 37


Lekstore AE Vitamin alpha-tocopherol and retinol capsules 0.27 g 20 pcs.

42 RUB


Shark retinol Banana and vanilla face mask face mask night 10 ml 1 pc.

RUB 44


Shark retinol Cappuccino face mask face mask 10 ml 1 pc.

RUB 51


Shark retinol Chocolate orange mousse face mask face mask 10 ml 1 pc.

RUB 78


Retinol palmitate (vitamin A) oil solution 100 thousand IU / ml 10ml

129 RUB


Shark retinol Shea butter with fruit acids day cream for face 50 ml 1 pc.

164 RUB


Shark retinol Avocado and cucumber face cream face cream for dry and normal skin 50 ml 1 pc.

167 r


Shark retinol Peach and mango night face cream face night cream 50 ml 1 pc.

178 r


Shark retinol Sandalwood and wheat germ face cream for combination to oily skin 50 ml 1 pc.

RUB 180


Shark Retinol Ginseng Eye Cream Serum 50 ml 1 pc.

196 r


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Maria Kulkes
Maria Kulkes

Maria Kulkes Medical journalist About the author

Education: First Moscow State Medical University named after I. M. Sechenov, specialty "General Medicine".

Information about the drug is generalized, provided for informational purposes only and does not replace the official instructions. Self-medication is hazardous to health!

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