How Vitamin A interacts with mineral oil

Interaction type: Interactions

Interaction rating: Potential/Theoritical

Mineral oil may decrease the absorption of vitamin A into the body from the digestive tract. Supplementation with the affected nutrient may be necessary. (1)


  1. Diarrhea and Constipation. In: Berkow R, Fletcher AJ, Beers MH, et al, eds. The Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy. 16th ed. Rahway, NJ: Merck Research Laboratories; 1992:810.