Vitamin E (Alpha Tocopherol Acetate)
As a 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: Heavy metal poisoning, Hepatotoxin poisoning, Hemolytic anemia, Oxygen therapy and replacement therapy in nutritional deficiency states for the betterment of skin and hair.
Vitamin E Capsule is a Vitamin E preparation. 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. Vitamin E reacts with free radicals, which is the cause of oxidative damage to cell membranes, without the formation of another free radical in the process. The main pharmacological action of vitamin E in humans is its antioxidant effect.
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.
Betterment of Cardiovascular health
: 400 mg – 800 mg / day
Deficiency syndrome in adults: 200 mg – 400 mg / day
Deficiency syndrome in children: 200 mg / day
Thalassemia: 800 mg / day
Sickle-cell anemia: 400 mg / day
Betterment of Skin & Hair: 200 mg – 400 mg / day (Topical use is also established for beautification)
Chronic cold in adults: 200 mg / day
Vitamin E may impair the absorption of Vitamin A. Vitamin K functions impairement happens at the level of prothrombin formation and potentiates the effect of Warfarin.
No known contraindications found.
Overdoses (>1g) have been associated with minor side effects, including hypertension, fatigue, diarrhea and myopathy
Use in pregnancy:
Vitamin E may be used in pregnancy in the normally recommended dose but the safety of high dose therapy has not been established.
Use in lactation: There appears to be no contraindication to breast feeding by mothers taking the normally recommended dose.
Vitamin E may enhance the anticoagulant activity of anticoagulant drugs. Caution is advised in premature infants with high dose Vitamin E supplementation, because of reported risk of necrotizing enterocilitis.
Large doses of vitamin E (more than 1 gm/day) have been reported to increase bleeding tendency in vitamin K deficient patients such as those taking oral anticoagulants.
Use in Children: Vitamin E is safe for children
Store at a cool and dry place, Protect from light and moisture.