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Vitamin e Disease Interactions

There are 2 disease interactions with vitamin e.


Vitamin E (applies to vitamin e) hepatobiliary dysfunction

Major Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: Liver Disease, Biliary Obstruction

Vitamin E is fat soluble and many oral formulations require bile for adequate intestinal absorption. Hepatic and/or biliary dysfunction decrease the absorption of vitamin E. Water- miscible vitamin E formulations may be better absorbed from the GI tract under these conditions. Vitamin E is metabolized by the liver and primarily excreted in bile and feces. Hepatic and/or biliary impairment can alter the metabolic and therapeutic activity of vitamin E.


  1. (2022) "Product Information. Aquasol E (vitamin E)." Apothecon Inc

Vitamin E (applies to vitamin e) malabsorption syndromes

Minor Potential Hazard, High plausibility.

Vitamin E is readily absorbed from the intestinal tract in the presence of bile. Prolonged fat malabsorption (cystic fibrosis, hepatic cirrhosis, sprue) or malabsorption syndromes (celiac disease, GI resection) can decrease the absorption of many oral formulations of vitamin E. A water- miscible formulation of vitamin E may be better absorbed in these conditions.


  1. (2022) "Product Information. Aquasol E (vitamin E)." Apothecon Inc

Vitamin e drug interactions

There are 235 drug interactions with vitamin e.

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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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