Generic name: Vitamin E Oral or Topical Oil (VYE ta min ee)
Drug class: Vitamins
Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Dec 7, 2020.
Uses of Vitamin E Oral or Topical Oil:
- Vitamins are needed for growth and good health.
- It is used to moisturize skin.
What do I need to tell my doctor BEFORE I take Vitamin E Oral or Topical Oil?
- If you are allergic to vitamin E oral or topical oil; any part of vitamin E oral or topical oil; or any other drugs, foods, or substances. Tell your doctor about the allergy and what signs you had.
This medicine may interact with other drugs or health problems.
Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take vitamin E oral or topical oil with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor.
What are some things I need to know or do while I take Vitamin E Oral or Topical Oil?
- Tell all of your health care providers that you take vitamin E oral or topical oil. This includes your doctors, nurses, pharmacists, and dentists.
- This medicine may cause harm if swallowed. If vitamin E oral or topical oil is swallowed, call a doctor or poison control center right away.
- Tell your doctor if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant. You will need to talk about the benefits and risks of using vitamin E oral or topical oil while you are pregnant.
- Tell your doctor if you are breast-feeding. You will need to talk about any risks to your baby.
How is this medicine (Vitamin E Oral or Topical Oil) best taken?
Use vitamin E oral or topical oil as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely.
- Keep taking vitamin E oral or topical oil as you have been told by your doctor or other health care provider, even if you feel well.
- Some drugs may need to be taken with food or on an empty stomach. For some drugs it does not matter. Check with your pharmacist about how to take vitamin E oral or topical oil.
- This medicine may be taken by mouth or used on the skin. Talk with the doctor.
- Measure liquid doses carefully. Use the measuring device that comes with vitamin E oral or topical oil.
- If taking by mouth, you may put vitamin E oral or topical oil right in the mouth or you may mix it with water, juice, or food. Take the whole dose.
- If putting on the skin, put on the affected part as you have been told.
- Do not put on open wounds, cuts, or irritated skin.
- Keep out of your eyes.
What do I do if I miss a dose?
- Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it.
- If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time.
- Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.
What are some side effects that I need to call my doctor about right away?
WARNING/CAUTION: Even though it may be rare, some people may have very bad and sometimes deadly side effects when taking a drug. Tell your doctor or get medical help right away if you have any of the following signs or symptoms that may be related to a very bad side effect:
- Signs of an allergic reaction, like rash; hives; itching; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin with or without fever; wheezing; tightness in the chest or throat; trouble breathing, swallowing, or talking; unusual hoarseness; or swelling of the mouth, face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Skin irritation.
What are some other side effects of Vitamin E Oral or Topical Oil?
All drugs may cause side effects. However, many people have no side effects or only have minor side effects. Call your doctor or get medical help if you have any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
These are not all of the side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, call your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-332-1088. You may also report side effects at https://www.fda.gov/medwatch.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
How do I store and/or throw out Vitamin E Oral or Topical Oil?
- Store at room temperature.
- Store in a dry place. Do not store in a bathroom.
- Keep all drugs in a safe place. Keep all drugs out of the reach of children and pets.
- Throw away unused or expired drugs. Do not flush down a toilet or pour down a drain unless you are told to do so. Check with your pharmacist if you have questions about the best way to throw out drugs. There may be drug take-back programs in your area.
Consumer information use
- If your symptoms or health problems do not get better or if they become worse, call your doctor.
- Do not share your drugs with others and do not take anyone else's drugs.
- Some drugs may have another patient information leaflet. Check with your pharmacist. If you have any questions about vitamin E oral or topical oil, please talk with your doctor, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- If you think there has been an overdose, call your poison control center or get medical care right away. Be ready to tell or show what was taken, how much, and when it happened.
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