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Vitamin E

Information About Vitamin E

Uses of Vitamin E

Vitamin E is commonly used in Vitamin Mineral Deficiency.

How Vitamin E Works

Tocopherols are the most compound found in Vitamin E and alpha tocopherols are the most active and widely distributed in nature. It is a fat soluble vitamin and act by protecting RBC's from breaking down and protecting membranes against free radical attack.

Side Effects of Vitamin E

Hypertension, Myopathy, Thrombophlebitis, Fatigue, Weakness, Nausea, Headache, Dizziness, Blurred vision, Flatulence, Diarrhea

Information Updated on : Mon Apr 05 2021 09:06:26 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vitamin E Related Warnings

Alcohol Safe

There is no interactions and risk identified when consuming alcohol with Vitamin E.

Pregnancy Limited Data

There is no data assigned for the FDA category of Vitamin E. However, there is no fetal or maternal pregnancy complications have been seen in either excess or deficient of Vitamin E. As there are 10% of pregnancies that are deficient with Vitamin E, these mothers are recommended to take it as a supplement during pregnancy.

Lactation Safe If Prescribed

It is safe to breastfeed while on Vitamin E because it is a normal component of human milk.

Driving Generally Safe

There is no known effect on the ability to drive or handling machine while taking Vitamin E. However, it is recommended to stop if side effects of Vitamin E impair the ability to drive.

Kidney Use With Care

Although Vitamin E is usually taken as a supplement, but it should be taken with caution in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor for further information regarding the safety of Vitamin E when taken in patients with kidney diseases.

Liver Safe If Prescribed

Vitamin E as a supplement for patients with liver disease should be used cautiously. It acts as an antioxidant and could be proposed as an alternative treatment for nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) to prevent it from progressing into nonalcoholic steatohepatitis and cirrhosis. However, multicentric and long-term clinical trials are still needed to confirm its definitive benefits.

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