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Brand Names: Amino-Opti-E, Aqua-E, Aquasol E, Aquavite-E, Aqueous Vitamin E, E Pherol, E-400 Clear, Vita-Plus E Natural

Generic Name: vitamin E (Pronunciation: VYE ta min E)

What is vitamin E (Amino-Opti-E, Aqua-E, Aquasol E, Aquavite-E, Aqueous Vitamin E, E Pherol, E-400 Clear, Vita-Plus E Natural)?

Vitamin E is an antioxidant that occurs naturally in foods such as nuts, seeds, and leafy green vegetables. Vitamin E is important for many processes in the body.

Vitamin E is used to prevent and to treat a deficiency vitamin E. People with certain diseases may need extra vitamin E.

Vitamin E may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.

What are the possible side effects of vitamin E?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop taking vitamin E and call your doctor at once if you have a serious side effect such as:

  • feeling like you might pass out;
  • easy bruising; or
  • unusual bleeding (nose, mouth, vagina, or rectum).

Less serious side effects may include:

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

What is the most important information I should know about vitamin E?

Before using vitamin E, tell your healthcare provider if you have liver disease, diabetes, active bleeding, a vitamin K deficiency, retinitis pigmentosa, chronic diarrhea, if you are being treated for cancer, or if you have a history of heart attack, stroke, blood clot, or recent surgery.

Do not use this product without a doctor's advice your doctor if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are nursing a baby.

Do not take vitamin E without a doctor's advice if you are using any type of medication to treat or prevent blood clots.

There are many other drugs that can interact with or be made less effective by vitamin E. Tell your doctor about all medications you use. This includes prescription, over-the-counter, vitamin, and herbal products. Do not start a new medication without telling your doctor. Keep a list of all your medicines and show it to any healthcare provider who treats you.

Stop taking vitamin E and call your doctor at once if you have any unusual bleeding or bruising, or if you feel like you might pass out.



Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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