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Vitamin E Dosage

Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. Last updated on Mar 2, 2020.

Applies to the following strengths: with mixed tocopherols 400 intl units; alpha 100 intl units; with mixed tocopherols 200 intl units; with mixed tocopherols 1000 intl units; 600 intl units; 400 intl units; 100 intl units; 15 intl units/0.3 mL; 200 intl units; 1000 intl units; dl-alpha 400 intl units; alpha 1000 intl units; d-alpha 200 intl units; d-alpha 400 intl units; dl-alpha 600 intl units; d-alpha tocopherol with tocopherols and tocotrienols; 100 intl units/0.25 mL

Usual Adult Dose for:

Usual Pediatric Dose for:

Additional dosage information:

Usual Adult Dose for Vitamin E Deficiency

Abetalipoproteinemia: approximately 100 mg/kg or 5 to 10 grams alpha-tocopherol per day

Usual Adult Dose for Dietary Supplement

US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA):15 mg alpha-tocopherol (22.4 international units [IU])
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): 1000 mg alpha-tocopherol (1500 IU)

Comments:
-Converting from international units (IU) to mg:
--1 IU natural vitamin E (commonly labeled d-alpha-tocopherol) = 0.67 mg alpha tocopherol.
--1 IU synthetic vitamin E (commonly labeled dl-alpha-tocopherol) = 0.45 mg alpha tocopherol.

Usual Pediatric Dose for Dietary Supplement

US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA):

0 to 6 months: 4 mg alpha-tocopherol (6 international units [IU])

7 to 12 months: 5 mg alpha-tocopherol (7.5 IU)

1 to 3 years: 6 mg alpha-tocopherol (9 IU)
Tolerable Upper Intake Level (UL): 300 mg alpha-tocopherol (450 IU)

4 to 8 years: 7 mg alpha-tocopherol (10.4 IU)
UL: 300 mg alpha-tocopherol (450 IU)

9 to 13 years: 11 mg alpha-tocopherol (16.4 IU)
UL: 600 mg alpha-tocopherol (900 IU)

14 to 18 years: 15 mg alpha-tocopherol (22.4 IU)
UL: 800 mg alpha-tocopherol (1200 IU)

Comments:
-Converting from international units (IU) to mg:
--1 IU natural vitamin E (commonly labeled d-alpha-tocopherol) = 0.67 mg alpha tocopherol.
--1 IU synthetic vitamin E (commonly labeled dl-alpha-tocopherol) = 0.45 mg alpha tocopherol.

Renal Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Liver Dose Adjustments

Data not available

Precautions

CONTRAINDICATIONS: None

Consult WARNINGS section for additional precautions.

Dialysis

Data not available

Further information

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