Generic Name: vitamin-e, Topical oil

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Highlights for vitamin-e

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VITAMIN E (VAHY tuh min E) is a vitamin that is being promoted for its ability to protect against aging of the skin caused by ultraviolet light, such as sunlight and to aid in the healing of minor burns and sunburns. These claims have not been evaluated by the FDA at this time. Vitamin E is a naturally occurring vitamin that is found in many foods such as cereal grains, fruits, green leafy vegetables, vegetable oils, and wheat germ oil.
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This drug also comes in other forms, including Oral capsuleOral Drops Solution
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Talk to your healthcare provider if you have any of these conditions.
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Know what to watch for and get tips for reducing your risks while taking this drug.
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vitamin-e Side Effects

Topical oil

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:

  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • severe burning, irritation, crusting, or swelling of the treated areas

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • mild skin irritation
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vitamin-e May Interact with Other Medications

Topical oil

Interactions are not expected.

Disclaimer: Our goal is to provide you with the most relevant and current information. However, because drugs interact differently in each person, we cannot guarantee that this information includes all possible interactions. This information is not a substitute for medical advice. Always speak with your healthcare provider about possible interactions with all prescription drugs, vitamins, herbs and supplements, and over-the-counter drugs that you are taking.
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How to Use vitamin-e

Topical oil

This medicine is for external use only. Do not take by mouth. Follow the directions on the label. Avoid contact with the eyes. If contact occurs, rinse the eyes well with plenty of cool tap water.

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

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

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:

  • an unusual or allergic reaction to Vitamin E, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast-feeding
What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What should I watch for while using this medicine?

When used to reduce fine facial lines, you may not notice any improvements right away. it may take several months to see any claimed effects. This product may not work for everyone who uses it.

If skin irritation occurs while using this product, stop using it.

There is no evidence at this time that Vitamin E skin products aid in healing of minor burns or sunburn. Use only if directed by your doctor or health care professional.

Where should I keep my medicine?

Keep out of the reach of children.

Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.

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