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What is this medicine?

Vitamin E (VAHY tuh min E) is a vitamin found in nature. It is added to a healthy diet to prevent or to treat low vitamin E levels.

This vitamin may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
  • anemia
  • bleeding problems
  • history of stoke
  • low vitamin K levels in the body
  • recent surgery
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to vitamin E, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package label. For best results take this vitamin with food. Take your vitamin at regular intervals. Do not take your vitamin more often than directed.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. Special care may be needed.

What if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.

What may interact with this medicine?

  • cholestyramine
  • mineral oil
  • orlistat
  • warfarin

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

Follow a good diet. Taking a vitamin supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Some foods that have this vitamin naturally are cereal grains, fruits, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils, and wheat germ oil.

Too much of this vitamin can be unsafe. Talk to your doctor or health care provider about how much is right for you.

If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your healthcare provider that you are taking this vitamin. You may need to stop taking it before the procedure.

               
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