What is Vitamin E for:
Vitamins are needed for growth and good health. Vitamin E is thought to protect the body from the harmful effects of a chemical reaction known as oxidation. Vitamin E is important for many processes in the body. It is naturally found in foods such as vegetable oils, meat, eggs, milk, and leafy vegetables. Vitamin E is prescribed to treat a deficient state or as a supplement. It is also prescribed in certain other conditions like cystic fibrosis and abetalipoproteinaemia.
How does Vitamin E work:
Vitamin E is a diet aid that helps the body with muscle and nerve function. Vitamins work best when given with a well-balanced diet.
How should Vitamin E be used:
To gain the most benefit, take the medicine daily or as prescribed by your doctor. Take with or without food. Take with food if it causes an upset stomach. Swallow the capsules whole, do not crush, chew or open them. Liquid – Shake well before use and measure the liquid with the dropper or cup provided.
Common side effects of Vitamin E :
Feeling tired or weak (fatigue), stomach pain, loose stools (diarrhea), headache, nausea, or blurred vision.
What do I do if I miss a dose
Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses. Do not change the dose or stop this drug
What precautions should I take when taking Vitamin E :
Do not take the drug if you had an allergic reaction to the medication in the past. Stop taking vitamin E and seek emergency medical attention if you experience an allergic reaction (difficulty breathing; rash; wheezing; itching; closing of your throat; swelling of your lips, tongue, or face; or hives).
When do I need to seek medical help
If you are having an allergic reaction or signs of overdose including severe fatigue, headache, nausea, blurred vision, or diarrhoea
Can I take Vitamin E with other medicines:
Before taking vitamin E, tell your doctor if you are taking warfarin (Coumadin). You may not be able to take vitamin E, or you may require a dosage adjustment or special monitoring during treatment.
Are there any food restrictions
Avoid alcohol and grapefruit juice.
How do I store Vitamin E :
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. – Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.
Category A : Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).