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.
Tocopheryl Acetate (200 mg) is a type of Vitamin E, and it is the only active ingredient in Vitamin E Capsules. Vitamin E capsules work by slowing down the processes that damage cells.
These capsules are usually prescribed to patients suffering from deficiency of Vitamin E. Deficiency of Vitamin E is unusual, however due to certain illnesses or disorders, Vitamin E deficiency may be witnessed.
Apart from this, Vitamin E is also helpful in providing relief from chest pain, leg pain due to blocked arteries, and high blood pressure.
It is very rare to get side-effects from Vitamin E capsules, however high doses may cause side-effects. In case of signs of side-effects, immediate medical attention is advised.
Some of the side effects of Vitamin E capsules 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 Vitamin E 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.
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.
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
Vitamin E capsules 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.
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.
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