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Vitamin E

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Uses of Vitamin E

  • Vitamin E is used to prevent and treat vitamin E deficiency

Side effects of Vitamin E

  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach upset

How Vitamin E works

  • Vitamin E is a potent antioxidant. It protects cell membranes from oxidative damage by neutralising free radicals. 
  • It also contributes to cellular health and immune function and supports skin and heart health. 
  • Additionally, vitamin E plays a role in preventing the oxidation of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, potentially reducing the risk of atherosclerosis.

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Amit SharmaClinical Health & Medical Writer| 3 Years

B. Pharm

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Amatul Ameen
Amatul Ameen Clinical Health & Medical Writer| 12 Years

B. Pharm, MSc.

Expert Advice

Dosage Forms Available

  • Vitamin E can be taken orally (soft gel capsule, suspension and oral liquid).

Age And Dose Restrictions 

  • It can be used by adults and children according to their age and medical condition.

Contraindications 

  • It is contraindicated in patients with a history of hypersensitivity to Vitamin E.

Medications To Avoid With This Drug  

  • Avoid taking anticoagulants (warfarin), antiplatelet agents (acetylsalicylic acid, clopidogrel, and ticlopidine), thrombolytics, HIV medications (tipranavir), oestrogens, lipase inhibitor (orlistat), cholesterol-lowering agents (colestyramine and colestipol) and iron-containing medicines, anticonvulsants (phenobarbital, phenytoin and carbamazepine). These medications may alter the safety and effectiveness of Vitamin E.

Overdose And Missed Dose

  • Overdose can cause nausea, diarrhoea, flatulence, tiredness, lack of energy, headache, blurred vision, and dermatitis. If an overdose is suspected, vitamin E supplementation should be stopped. Strict adherence to the prescribed dose and duration is essential to avoid overdosage. 
  • If you miss a dose of Vitamin E, take it as soon as you remember. But, if the next dose is near, skip the missed dose and resume the regular dosing regime.

Management Of Side Effects

  • Take it with food to reduce gastrointestinal side effects and continue taking it for the prescribed duration. If side effects worsen or persist, consult your doctor for a possible treatment plan adjustment.

Use In Driving And Operating Machinery

  • It is unlikely to impair the mental alertness or coordination required while driving.

Use In Pregnancy And Lactation

  • Caution is advised during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

Caution In Other Conditions

  • Caution is advised in patients with bleeding conditions due to Vitamin K deficiency, a history of thrombosis (a clot inside a blood vessel), a history of prostate cancer and impaired kidney function.

Special Dietary And Lifestyle Recommendation

  • Ensure moderate fat intake, as vitamin E is fat-soluble. Including healthy fats, such as those from almonds, peanuts, and sunflower seeds, can enhance the absorption of vitamin E supplements.
  • Limit alcohol intake and avoid tobacco use, as these can negatively impact health and potentially counteract the positive effects of vitamin E
  • If you are taking iron supplements, ensure an interval of at least 2 hours between both medications.

Frequently asked questions

It does not increase blood sugar levels. 

It is not habit-forming and is generally safe when used as directed.

It is available over the counter. However, it is best to use it after consultation with a doctor. 

 It is not known to impact fertility.

It is generally advisable to avoid alcohol while taking this medication, as alcohol may affect its absorption and aggravate the side effects. 

Yes, it can cause diarrhoea. If you are concerned about diarrhoea as a side effect of Vitamin E, it is better to consult your doctor before taking this medication.

The best time to take this medication is typically as your doctor prescribes, often recommended as part of a regular dosing schedule. 

It is not recommended for individuals with kidney impairment. Caution is advised for those with kidney disease or damage.

Yes, it is beneficial for skin and hair health. It has antioxidant properties that contribute to skin protection and may promote healthy hair growth.

Yes, it can be used for treating liver problems such as chronic cholestasis.

Terms & Conditions


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