What is vitamin E-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin with antioxidant
properties. Vegetable oils, eggs, fruit, green leafy vegetables, meat, fortified
cereals, nuts, poultry, and whole grains are natural sources of vitamin E.
Vitamin E scavenges free radicals that can damage cells and cause cancer, heart
disease, and other conditions. Most people obtain enough vitamin E from their
diet. However, people with liver disease, cystic fibrosis, and Crohn’s disease
may require vitamin E supplements.
What brand names are available for vitamin E-oral?
Aquasol, many others
Is vitamin E-oral available as a generic drug?
GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes
Do I need a prescription for vitamin E-oral?
What are the uses for vitamin E-oral?
Vitamin E products are used for treating vitamin E deficiency.
What are the side effects of vitamin E-oral?
The common side effects of vitamin E are:
Possible serious side effects of vitamin E include:
- Kidney problems
- Stroke from bleeding in the brain
- Enterocolitis in infants
- Vitamin E may suppress antioxidants
Some studies suggest an increase in the risk of death from taking 400 IU/day
or more of vitamin E.
According to the USDA, there is no difference between a “portion” and a “serving.”
What is the dosage for vitamin E-oral?
The recommended dose for treating vitamin E deficiency is 60-75
Which drugs or supplements interact with vitamin E-oral?
High doses of vitamin E and anticoagulant or antiplatelet
agents might increase the risk of bleeding because vitamin E blocks the ability
of platelets to form clots and also blocks the effect of vitamin K-dependent
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Is vitamin E-oral safe to take if I’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
Intake of vitamin E within recommended daily allowance levels is safe to use
Vitamin E is secreted in breast milk
and is considered safe to use during
What else should I know about vitamin E-oral?
What preparations of vitamin E-oral are available?
Capsule: 200, 400, 600, and 1000 units; Solution: 15 units/0.3
ml; Liquid: 400 units/15 ml
How should I keep vitamin E-oral stored?
Vitamin E should be stored at room temperature, 20 C to 25 C (68 F
to 77 F).