Vitamin E capsules treat low levels of vitamin E in your body. This vitamin protects your cells and maintains the health of your organs. You can take these capsules or tablets by mouth with a glass of water as directed. This medication may work best when you take it with food.
VITAMIN E (VAHY tuh min E) prevents and treats low levels of vitamin E in your body. Vitamin E is an antioxidant, which helps to protect your cells. Vitamin E plays an important role in maintaining the health of your blood cells, brain, eyes, and skin.
This medicine may be used for other purposes; ask your health care provider or pharmacist if you have questions.
COMMON BRAND NAME(S): Alph-E-Mixed
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Take this medication by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package label. For best results take this medication with food. Take your medication at regular intervals. Do not take your medication more often than directed.
Talk to your care team about the use of this medication in children. Special care may be needed.
Overdosage: If you think you have taken too much of this medicine contact a poison control center or emergency room at once.
NOTE: This medicine is only for you. Do not share this medicine with others.
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.
This list may not describe all possible interactions. Give your health care provider a list of all the medicines, herbs, non-prescription drugs, or dietary supplements you use. Also tell them if you smoke, drink alcohol, or use illegal drugs. Some items may interact with your 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 care team about how much is right for you.
If you are scheduled for any medical or dental procedure, tell your care team that you are taking this vitamin. You may need to stop taking it before the procedure.
Side effects that you should report to your care team as soon as possible:
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your care team if they continue or are bothersome):
This list may not describe all possible side effects. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 85 degrees F). Protect from heat and light. Throw away any unused medication after the expiration date.
NOTE: This sheet is a summary. It may not cover all possible information. If you have questions about this medicine, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or health care provider.
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