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Indications

As dietary supplement:
  • Vitamin E deficiency resulting from impaired absorption
  • Increased requirements due to diet rich in polyunsaturated fats
  • For healthy hair & skin
  • As an antioxidant
  • Hemolytic anemia due to Vitamin E deficiency
Therapeutic use:
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Heavy metal poisoning
  • Hepatotoxin poisoning
  • Hemolytic anemia
  • Oxygen therapy
  • In nutritional deficiency states.

Pharmacology

Vitamin E acts as an antioxidant in the body. Vitamin E protects polyunsaturated fatty acids (which are components of cellular membrane) and other oxygen-sensitive substances such as vitamin A & vitamin C from oxidation. In premature neonates irritability, edema, thrombosis and hemolytic anemia may be caused due to vitamin E deficiency. Creatinuria, ceroid deposition, muscle weakness, decreased erythrocyte survival or increased in vitro hemolysis by oxidizing agents have been identified in adults and children with low serum tocopherol concentrations.

Dosage & Administration

Betterment of cardiovascular health: 400 IU-800 IU per day
Deficiency syndrome in adults: 200 IU-400 IU per day
Deficiency syndrome in children: 200 IU per day
Thalassemia: 800 IU per day
Sickle-cell anemia: 400 IU per day
Betterment of skin & hair: 200 IU-400 IU per day (Topical use is also established for beautification)
Chronic cold in adults: 200 IU per day

Interaction

Vitamin E may impair the absorption of Vitamin A & function of Vitamin K and potentiates the effect of Warfarin.

Contraindications

No known contraindications found.

Side Effects

Overdosage (>1 gm) have been associated with minor side effects, including hypertension, fatigue, diarrhea and myopathy.

Pregnancy & Lactation

Vitamin E is safe in pregnancy and lactation, when used as recommended doses. Higher doses are not established.

Precautions & Warnings

It may increase the risk of thrombosis in some patients, such as those taking estrogens.

Use in Special Populations

Vitamin E is safe for children.

Therapeutic Class

Herbal and Nutraceuticals, Vitamin-E Preparations

Storage Conditions

Keep in a dry place away from light and heat. Keep out of the reach of children.