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Aqua-E Side Effects

Generic Name: vitamin e

Note: This document contains side effect information about vitamin e. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Aqua-E.

For the Consumer

Applies to vitamin e: oral capsule, oral capsule liquid filled, oral liquid, oral powder for solution, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable

Along with its needed effects, vitamin e (the active ingredient contained in Aqua-E) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor as soon as possible if any of the following side effects occur while taking vitamin e:

With doses greater than 400 Units a day and long-term use

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to vitamin e: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable, oral and topical oil

Gastrointestinal

Gastrointestinal side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included nausea, diarrhea, and intestinal cramps.[Ref]

Other

Other side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included fatigue, emotional disturbances, weakness, and headache.[Ref]

Hematologic

Hematologic side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included thrombophlebitis.[Ref]

Ocular

Ocular side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included blurred vision.[Ref]

Dermatologic

Dermatologic side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included rash.

Dermatologic side effects associated with topical application of vitamin E have included growth of white hair at site of alopecia and contact dermatitis.[Ref]

Genitourinary

Genitourinary side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included gonadal dysfunction and breast soreness.[Ref]

Endocrine

Endocrine side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included decrease in serum thyroxine and triiodothyronine.[Ref]

Metabolic

Metabolic side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included creatinuria, increased serum creatinine kinase, increased serum cholesterol and triglycerides and increased urinary estrogens and androgens.[Ref]

References

1. "Multum Information Services, Inc. Expert Review Panel"

2. Meyers DG, Maloley PA, Weeks D "Safety of antioxidant vitamins." Arch Intern Med 156 (1996): 925-35

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

Some side effects may not be reported. You may report them to the FDA.

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