Vitamin E capsules are vitamin supplements which are consumed by patients suffering from high blood pressure and other conditions, but primarily it is prescribed to patients suffering from Vitamin E deficiency. The physician may prescribe it for a number of reasons or disorders to provide symptomatic relief. These capsules contain Tocopheryl Acetate, a type of Vitamin E, as an active ingredient. Pharco, and Alidac Genetics and Pharma, are two of the well-known companies that manufacture Vitamin E capsules.
Vitamin E Deficiency, Cystic Fibrosis,
Tardive Dyskinesia, Infertility,
Hormonal Imbalance, Debilitating Disease,
Skin and Hair Damage
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Loose Stools, Weakness Dizziness , Blurred Vision
Hypersensitivity, Diabetes Miletus,
Cardiovascular Diseases, Vitamin K Deficiency
Tocopheryl Acetate (200 mg) is a type of Vitamin E, and it is the only active ingredient in Vitamin E Capsules. It work by slowing down the processes that damage cells.
Vitamin E Capsules are nutritional supplements, primarily used to treat the deficiency of vitamin E in the body. A few other diseases and conditions when these capsules may be used are:
1. Alzheimer’s Disease
2. Parkinson’s Disease
3. Tardive Dyskinesia
4. Cystic Fibrosis
6. Debilitating Disease
Vitamin E Capsules help in:
1. Balancing Cholesterol
2. Fighting Free Radicals
3. Hormonal Balancing
4. Improves Physical Endurance
These capsules are also useful in treating conditions pertaining to skin and hair. The conditions include:
2. Dark Circles
3. Rough and Dry Skin
4. Frizzy hair
5. Hair Fall
6. Stretch marks
It is very rare to get side-effects from Vitamin E capsules, however, high doses may cause side-effects. In the case of signs of side-effects, immediate medical attention is advised.
Some of the side effects of this drug include:
High doses of Vitamin E might contribute to rare but serious side-effects. This is not common, but is reason for people to not use this as an over-the-counter product, but instead use it on prescription and under doctor’s advice.
A high dose of the medicine would amount to about 400 IU (International units) or 10 mcg per day, but depending on how much Vitamin E the patient is receiving through their diet, the patient may reach the high dose without realising it. It is recommended that before starting the medicine, the patient should consult the doctor .
The recommended dosage of Vitamin E (the Recommended Dietary Allowance) is about 22 IU per day through natural sources, or 33 IU through supplements or synthetic sources.
The dosage will be decided by the doctor based on the condition of the patient, overall health, and response to treatment. The patient should comply with the prescribed dose.
Missed Dosage: Patients should take the missed dose as soon as it is remembered. However, it is advisable not to take the missed dose if it is almost time for the next dose. Under no circumstances, the double dosage should be taken to compensate for the missed dose.
Overdosage may show serious side effects or drug toxicity and thus one should refrain from taking an overdose. However, if an overdose is suspected, one must rush to a doctor to seek immediate medical attention.
Tocopheryl acetate is a form of Vitamin E and is used to treat Vitamin E deficiency. It is often used as an alternative to undiluted Vitamin E because it is more stable and less acidic. It works as an anti-oxidant to protect the skin against UV ray damage, water loss, and other damage.
This medicine should be consumed in accordance with the instructions prescribed on the label. It is advised to swallow the capsule as a whole, without chewing, crushing or breaking it. The capsules should be taken orally. They can be consumed with or without food, but at fixed intervals of time. Patients may also open the capsules and mix the content with moisturizers and creams for better skin results.
It is an over the counter product that can be bought without any prescription. However, in certain cases, doctors may prescribe this medicine to treat Vitamin E Deficiency. It may also be prescribed to relieve the symptoms associated with Tardive Dyskinesia, Cystic Fibrosis, Debilitating Disease, Hormonal Imbalance. The medicine also helps treat infertility and damaged skin & hair.
There are many manufacturers of Vitamin E capsules in the market. Two popular and inexpensive capsules are:
Bio –E manufactured by Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd.
Ephynal manufactured by Piramal Healthcare
It may interact with certain medicines, food items or beverages, and patients must be aware of these interactions before consuming this medicine. Patients must always inform the doctor of any other medicine or supplements being consumed. This will help the doctor in prescribing the correct dose.
There are drugs that may increase the risk of side-effects or may inhibit the action of Vitamin E if used concurrently. These include:
Use of Vitamin E should be avoided in case of:
Taking Vitamin E in combination with other over the counter medicines, herbal medicines or vitamin supplements may increase the risk of side effects. A few drugs that should never be consumed with Vitamin E Capsules are:
It is advisable to store Vitamin E Capsules in a cool and dry place away from direct heat and sunlight. One must keep the medicine away from the reach of children and pets. The packaging of this medicine must be kept intact in order to maintain its effect when being administered.
Ans: Using alcohol or marijuana or any other drug with Vitamin E capsules may cause blurred vision or loss in vision or dizziness. Patients are advised not to drive or use heavy machinery after consuming this medicine.
Ans : This drug is primarily used to treat the deficiency of Vitamin E in the body. They may be used in the treatment of damaged skin and hair, infertility, tardive dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, infertility, debilitating disease, and hormonal imbalance.
Ans - These Capsules are nutritional supplements that are safe to use. However, in certain cases, the capsules may show certain side effects. These include abdominal pain, nausea, loose stools, dizziness, headache, blurred vision, and weakness.
Ans: Vitamin E Capsules are artificial Vitamin E supplement is used to treat deficiency of Vitamin E, infertility and damaged skin and hair. It may also be prescribed to improve the symptoms associated with tardive dyskinesia, cystic fibrosis, infertility, debilitating disease and hormonal imbalance.
Ans: Absorption of the Capsules is not influenced by food and thus can be taken with or without food, as instructed on the leaflet. For case-specific recommendations, one must consult a doctor.
Ans: Yes. this drug can be consumed by lactating mothers; no effect on the quality and the quantity of breast milk has been reported. However, it is better to consult a doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Ans : Yes. It is safe to consume during pregnancy. These capsules show no adverse effects on the foetus. However, one must consult a doctor for case-specific recommendations.
Ans: Yes. It is OTC (over the counter) medicine that can be bought easily without a prescription. However, it better to discuss the pros and cons of the capsules before consuming them.
Ans: Vitamin E Capsules are antioxidants that help repair and build tissues. Their application on the scalp helps repair the damaged follicles. This, in turn, healthy follicles encourage hair growth.
Use of this drug should be avoided in the following conditions:
• when the patient is suffering from bleeding disorders or vitamin K deficiency
• in case of allergy to synthetic Vitamin E should not administer the capsules
Also, the use of the Capsules should be stopped at least one month prior to any surgical process.
Ans : Yes, you may open a Vitamin E Capsule and apply its content directly on the skin. Evion promotes skin elasticity and treats scars and stretch marks. It also works as a great moisturizer for dry and rough skin.
Ans: No. As Vitamin E Capsules shows no food interaction, there’s no need to avoid any food item during the consumption of capsules.
Ans : No, this medicine is not banned in India. However, they should be administered only after consulting a doctor.
Ans : It may show the desired results within a few days of starting the treatment. However, depending upon the severity of the condition to be treated, it may take upto weeks or months for the medicine to work.
Ans : No, Although the interaction between alcohol and Vitamin E Capsules is not known, it may cause severe side effects or may reduce the efficacy of the medicine. Hence, it is advisable to avoid alcohol during the duration of medicine.
Ans: Ideally, to avoid drug toxicity or overdose, one should maintain a time gap of at least 4 to 6 hours between two doses of Vitamin E Capsules.
Ans: No, It is not a narcotic substance; it is an artificial vitamin supplement that contains synthetic Vitamin E known as ‘Tocopheryl Acetate’.
• It should be stored away from direct sunlight and heat.
• It should be stored in a cool and dry place.
• The capsules should be kept out of reach of pets and children
Ans: Although it is always recommended to check the expiry date of the medicine before administering it, a single expired dose of Vitamin E Capsule may not cause any severe side effect. However, it must be noted that the efficacy of the medicine may be affected as an expired capsule will not be as effective in treating the symptoms. Also, in case the patient experiences any discomfort after the consumption of an expired dosage, a doctor must be consulted immediately to seek remedial action.
No, It does not show habit-forming tendencies. It’s better to consult a doctor to know more about the nature of this medicine.
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