- What is vitamin E-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for vitamin E-oral?
- Is vitamin E-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for vitamin E-oral?
- What are the uses for vitamin E-oral?
- What are the side effects of vitamin E-oral?
- What is the dosage for vitamin E-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with vitamin E-oral?
- Is vitamin E-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about vitamin E-oral?
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.
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