Vitamin E (Topical)
(VYE ta min ee)
- d-Alpha Tocopherol
- dl-Alpha Tocopherol
Excipient information presented when available (limited, particularly for generics); consult specific product labeling. [DSC] = Discontinued product
Gordons-Vite E: 1500 units/30 g (15 g, 75 g, 480 g, 2400 g)
Generic: 1000 units (112 g [DSC])
Natural Vitamin E Moisturizing: (237 mL) [contains methylparaben, polyethylene glycol]
Generic: 920 units/mL (28.5 mL, 57 mL, 114 mL)
Vitec: (113 g)
Xtra-Care: (2 mL, 59 mL, 118 mL, 237 mL, 621 mL, 1000 mL, 3840 mL)
Vitamin E Beauty: 24,000 units/52 mL (52 mL); 49,000 units/52 mL (52 mL)
Brand Names: U.S.
- Gordons-Vite E [OTC]
- Natural Vitamin E Moisturizing [OTC]
- Vitamin E Beauty [OTC]
- Vitec [OTC]
- Xtra-Care [OTC]
- Vitamin, Fat Soluble
Prevents oxidation of vitamin A and C; protects polyunsaturated fatty acids in membranes from attack by free radicals and protects red blood cells against hemolysis
Use: Labeled Indications
Dermatological conditions: Temporary relief of minor skin disorders such as diaper rash, burns, sunburn and chapped or dry skin
Hypersensitivity to vitamin E or any component of the formulation
Dermatological conditions: Topical: Apply a thin layer over affected area.
Refer to adult dosing.
Dermatological conditions: Infants, Children, and Adolescents: Topical: Apply a thin layer over affected area
Protect from light.
There are no known significant interactions.
There are no adverse reactions listed in the manufacturer’s labeling.
• Discuss specific use of drug and side effects with patient as it relates to treatment. (HCAHPS: During this hospital stay, were you given any medicine that you had not taken before? Before giving you any new medicine, how often did hospital staff tell you what the medicine was for? How often did hospital staff describe possible side effects in a way you could understand?)
• Patient may experience asthenia, dyspepsia, or diarrhea. Have patient report immediately to prescriber ecchymosis or hemorrhaging (HCAHPS).
• Educate patient about signs of a significant reaction (eg, wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat). Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all side effects. Patient should consult prescriber for additional questions.
Intended Use and Disclaimer: Should not be printed and given to patients. This information is intended to serve as a concise initial reference for healthcare professionals to use when discussing medications with a patient. You must ultimately rely on your own discretion, experience and judgment in diagnosing, treating and advising patients.