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Vitamin E

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Vitamin E uses


A generic descriptor for all tocopherols and tocotrienols that exhibit alpha-tocopherol activity. By virtue of the phenolic hydrogen on the 2H-1-benzopyran-6-ol nucleus, these compounds exhibit varying degree of antioxidant activity, depending on the site and number of methyl groups and the type of isoprenoids.

Indication: Vitamin E, known for its antioxidant activities, is protective against cardiovascular disease and some forms of cancer and has also demonstrated immune-enhancing effects. It may be of limited benefit in some with asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. It may be helpful in some neurological diseases including Alzheimer's, some eye disorders including cataracts, and diabetes and premenstrual syndrome. It may also help protect skin from ultraviolet irradiation although claims that it reverses skin aging, enhances male fertility and exercise performance are poorly supported. It may help relieve some muscle cramps.

Vitamin E has antioxidant activity. It may also have anti-atherogenic, antithrombotic, anticoagulant, neuroprotective, antiviral, immunomodulatory, cell membrane-stabilizing and antiproliferative actions. Vitamin E is a collective term used to describe eight separate forms, the best-known form being alpha-tocopherol. Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and is an important antioxidant. It acts to protect cells against the effects of free radicals, which are potentially damaging by-products of the body's metabolism. Vitamin E is often used in skin creams and lotions because it is believed to play a role in encouraging skin healing and reducing scarring after injuries such as burns. There are three specific situations when a Vitamin E deficiency is likely to occur. It is seen in persons who cannot absorb dietary fat, has been found in premature, very low birth weight infants (birth weights less than 1500 grams, or 3½ pounds), and is seen in individuals with rare disorders of fat metabolism. A Vitamin E deficiency is usually characterized by neurological problems due to poor nerve conduction. Symptoms may include infertility, neuromuscular impairment, menstrual problems, miscarriage and uterine degradation. Preliminary research has led to a widely held belief that Vitamin E may help prevent or delay coronary heart disease. Antioxidants such as Vitamin E help protect against the damaging effects of free radicals, which may contribute to the development of chronic diseases such as cancer. It also protects other fat-soluble vitamins (A and B group vitamins) from destruction by oxygen. Low levels of Vitamin E have been linked to increased incidence of breast and colon cancer.

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Vitamin E pharmaceutical active ingredients containing related brand and generic drugs:

infoActive ingredient is the part of the drug or medicine which is biologically active. This portion of the drug is responsible for the main action of the drug which is intended to cure or reduce the symptom or disease. The other portions of the drug which are inactive are called excipients; there role is to act as vehicle or binder. In contrast to active ingredient, the inactive ingredient's role is not significant in the cure or treatment of the disease. There can be one or more active ingredients in a drug.


Vitamin E available forms, composition, doses:

infoForm of the medicine is the form in which the medicine is marketed in the market, for example, a medicine X can be in the form of capsule or the form of chewable tablet or the form of tablet. Sometimes same medicine can be available as injection form. Each medicine cannot be in all forms but can be marketed in 1, 2, or 3 forms which the pharmaceutical company decided based on various background research results.
Composition is the list of ingredients which combinedly form a medicine. Both active ingredients and inactive ingredients form the composition. The active ingredient gives the desired therapeutic effect whereas the inactive ingredient helps in making the medicine stable.
Doses are various strengths of the medicine like 10mg, 20mg, 30mg and so on. Each medicine comes in various doses which is decided by the manufacturer, that is, pharmaceutical company. The dose is decided on the severity of the symptom or disease.

Price
CVS Pharmacy vitamin e 200 unit softgel0.04 USD
CVS Pharmacy vitamin e 400 unit capsule0.05 USD
CVS Pharmacy vitamin e 800 unit softgel0.09 USD
CVS Pharmacy vitamin e plus cream0.03 USD
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 400 units
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol) 1,000 units
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol) 200 units
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (D-Alpha Tocopherol) 400 units
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 1000 IU
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 1000 units
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 200 units
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 400 mg
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 400 units
Capsules; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 800 units
E pherol 400 unit tablet0.13 USD
Ester-e 400 unit softgel0.26 USD
Natural vit e 200 unit capsule0.03 USD
Natural vitamin e 400 unit cap0.04 USD
Natural vitamin e 400 unit capsule0.04 USD
Powder for Solution; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 10,000 units / 100 g
Suspension; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha-Tocopherol Acetate) 100 mg / 5 ml
Tablets, Film-Coated; Oral; Vitamin E (DL-Alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 100 mg
Vit e nat'l blnd 1000 unit capsule0.2 USD
Vitamin e 100 unit capsule0.04 USD
Vitamin e 1000 unit capsule0.13 USD
Vitamin e 200 unit capsule0.05 USD
Vitamin e 400 unit capsule0.06 USD
Vitamin e 400 unit softgel0.04 USD
Vitamin e 400 unit tablet0.19 USD
Vitamin e 600 unit capsule0.07 USD
Vitamin e acetate liquid1.07 USD
Vitamin e beauty oil0.1 USD
Vitamin e cream0.02 USD

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Vitamin E destination | category:

infoDestination is defined as the organism to which the drug or medicine is targeted. For most of the drugs what we discuss, human is the drug destination.
Drug category can be defined as major classification of the drug. For example, an antihistaminic or an antipyretic or anti anginal or pain killer, anti-inflammatory or so.


Vitamin E Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical codes:

infoA medicine is classified depending on the organ or system it acts [Anatomical], based on what result it gives on what disease, symptom [Therapeutical], based on chemical composition [Chemical]. It is called as ATC code. The code is based on Active ingredients of the medicine. A medicine can have different codes as sometimes it acts on different organs for different indications. Same way, different brands with same active ingredients and same indications can have same ATC code.


Vitamin E pharmaceutical companies:

infoPharmaceutical companies are drug manufacturing companies that help in complete development of the drug from the background research to formation, clinical trials, release of the drug into the market and marketing of the drug.
Researchers are the persons who are responsible for the scientific research and is responsible for all the background clinical trials that resulted in the development of the drug.


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References

  1. Dailymed."VITAL E - 500 (VITAMIN E) INJECTION, EMULSION [STUART PRODUCTS, INC.]". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).

Frequently asked Questions

Can i drive or operate heavy machine after consuming Vitamin E?

Depending on the reaction of the Vitamin E after taken, if you are feeling dizziness, drowsiness or any weakness as a reaction on your body, Then consider Vitamin E not safe to drive or operate heavy machine after consumption. Meaning that, do not drive or operate heavy duty machines after taking the capsule if the capsule has a strange reaction on your body like dizziness, drowsiness. As prescribed by a pharmacist, it is dangerous to take alcohol while taking medicines as it exposed patients to drowsiness and health risk. Please take note of such effect most especially when taking Primosa capsule. It's advisable to consult your doctor on time for a proper recommendation and medical consultations.

Is Vitamin E addictive or habit forming?

Medicines are not designed with the mind of creating an addiction or abuse on the health of the users. Addictive Medicine is categorically called Controlled substances by the government. For instance, Schedule H or X in India and schedule II-V in the US are controlled substances.

Please consult the medicine instruction manual on how to use and ensure it is not a controlled substance.In conclusion, self medication is a killer to your health. Consult your doctor for a proper prescription, recommendation, and guidiance.

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sDrugs.com conducted a study on Vitamin E, and the result of the survey is set out below. It is noteworthy that the product of the survey is based on the perception and impressions of the visitors of the website as well as the views of Vitamin E consumers. We, as a result of this, advice that you do not base your therapeutic or medical decisions on this result, but rather consult your certified medical experts for their recommendations.

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