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Vitamin e Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Vitamin e is also known as: Alpha E, Amino-Opti-E, Aqua Gem-E, Aqua-E, Aquasol E, Aquavite-E, Centrum Singles-Vitamin E, E Pherol, E-400 Clear, E-600, E-Gems, E-Max-1000, Nutr-E-Sol, Vita-Plus E Natural

Medically reviewed on March 10, 2017

Vitamin e Pregnancy Warnings

Vitamin E has been assigned to pregnancy category A by the FDA when used in doses that are advocated by the FDA. Doses exceeding the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) have been assigned to pregnancy category C. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Vitamin E is only recommended for use during pregnancy if clearly needed and then only when benefit outweighs risk.

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Vitamin e Breastfeeding Warnings

Vitamin E is excreted into human milk. Adverse effects of the nursing infant are unknown. Maternal supplementation is recommended only if the diet does not provide sufficient vitamin E to meet the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) during lactation.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 6th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2002):
  2. "Product Information. Aquasol E (vitamin E)." Astra USA, Westborough, MA.

References for breastfeeding information

  1. "Product Information. Aquasol E (vitamin E)." Astra USA, Westborough, MA.
  2. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 6th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2002):

Further information

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