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Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule

Manufactured byNovartis India Ltd.
ContainsVitamin E
Description

Vitamin E refers to a group of compounds known as tocopherols and tocotrienols. These compounds are naturally occurring and are vital for regulating important functions in the body.

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Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule

  • Blurred vision
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal and stomach cramps
  • Unusual tiredness and weakness

Uses of Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule

What is it prescribed for?

  • Vitamin E deficiency
  • Tardive dyskinesia
  • Cystic fibrosis
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time required for Vitamin E to show its action is subject to vary based on the intended use and the clinical condition of the patient.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which Vitamin E remains effective in the body is subject to vary based on the intended use, the clinical condition of the patient, and the duration of uptake.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    Vitamin E is recommended for use in pregnant women only if the need is clearly established and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using Vitamin E.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    Vitamin E is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if the need is clearly established and the dietary intake is not able to meet the requirements. Consult your doctor before using Vitamin E.

Allergy

It is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Vitamin E or any other components present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

Vitamin E is recommended for use in pregnant women only if the need is clearly established and the potential benefits outweigh the risks involved. Consult your doctor before using Vitamin E.

Breast-feeding

Vitamin E is recommended for use in breastfeeding women only if the need is clearly established and the dietary intake is not able to meet the requirements. Consult your doctor before using Vitamin E.
General warnings

Other medicines

Report the use of all medicines including herbs and supplements to the doctor before beginning treatment with this Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule. Special precaution is advised while taking iron supplements together with Vitamin E.

Side effects

The likelihood of experiencing side effects is higher when high doses of Vitamin E 400 mg Capsuleis taken for a long period of time.

Surgery

Report the use of Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule to the doctor if a surgical procedure is planned in the immediate future. It is recommended to discontinue the use for at least a month prior to the procedure. Normal dosing can be resumed post surgery and recovery.

Bleeding disorders

Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule should be used with extreme caution in patients having an active bleeding disorder such as peptic ulcers, hemophilia, etc., due to the increased risk of excessive bleeding. Special caution is advised if the patient is vitamin K deficient.

Missed Dose

Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next scheduled dose, then the missed dose can be skipped. Do not double your dose to make up for the missed one.

Overdose

Contact your doctor immediately if an overdose with Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule E is suspected. Symptoms of an overdose may include abdominal cramps and discomfort, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, tiredness, etc.
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine

Clopidogrel

Warfarin

Aspirin

Colesevelam

Heparin

Ferrous Fumarate

Carbonyl iron

Tipranavir

Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Take Vitamin E 400 mg Capsule following all directions mentioned on the label or as prescribed by the doctor. Do not take in larger or smaller quantities or for longer than recommended.
Miscelleneous

To be taken with food

To be taken as instructed by doctor

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
Vitamin E is fat-soluble, which regulates certain vital functions in the body. It plays an important role in regulating the immune system and protecting the cells from damage caused by free radicals.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Vitamins

Schedule

OTC

Office of Dietary Supplements - Vitamin E [Internet]. Ods.od.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 21 August 2017]. Available from:

https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminE-Consumer/

VITAMIN E [Internet]. Pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 21 August 2017]. Available from:

https://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/compound/14985#section=Top

Vitamin E supplementation in cystic fibrosis. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 21 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8732895

Vitamin E: MedlinePlus [Internet]. Medlineplus.gov. 2017 [cited 21 August 2017]. Available from:

https://medlineplus.gov/vitamine.html

Vitamin E - DrugBank [Internet]. Drugbank.ca. 2017 [cited 28 August 2017]. Available from:

https://www.drugbank.ca/drugs/DB00163

[Internet]. 2017 [cited 28 August 2017]. Available from:

http://www.unilab.com.ph/assets/product-info/Myra_E_400.pdf
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