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    What is the ideal dosage of vitamin A during pregnancy?

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Posted on Mon, 14 Aug 2017 in Pregnancy
Question: Hi, my name is XXXXXXX I am 5 weeks and 6 days pregnant. My first appointment isn't until I'm about 8 weeks or so (August 10).. since finding out I've been taking prenatal vitamins from the local cvs. My question is, how much vitamin A is too much? My supplement says "4000" next to Vitamin A.. is that okay?
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Answered by Dr. Lekshmi Rita Venugopal 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Vitamin A dosage

Detailed Answer:
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4000 IU of vitamin A daily is safe during pregnancy. The recommended dose during pregnancy in areas where vitamin deficiency is not common like in USA is 4000 IU per day. However, doses more than 4000 IU is not recommended.
In developing world where Vitamin A deficiency is endemic, the maximum allowed dose is 10,000 IU per day.
I believe you are in USA. So taking 4000 IU per day will be sufficient.

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