vitamin e, Aquasol E

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GENERIC NAME: Vitamin E, alpha-tocopherol, tocopherol

BRAND NAME: Aquasol, many others

PRESCRIPTION: No

GENERIC AVAILABLE: Yes

USES: Vitamin E products are used for treating vitamin E deficiency.

SIDE EFFECTS: The common side effects of vitamin E are:

Possible serious side effects of vitamin E include:

  • Kidney problems
  • Bleeding
  • 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.

DOSING: The recommended dose for treating vitamin E deficiency is 60-75 IU/day.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 1/20/2016



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