Centrum Singles-Vitamin E Side Effects
Generic Name: vitamin e
Note: This page contains information about the side effects of vitamin e. Some of the dosage forms included on this document may not apply to the brand name Centrum Singles-Vitamin 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
In addition to its needed effects, some unwanted effects may be caused by vitamin e (the active ingredient contained in Centrum Singles-Vitamin E). In the event that any of these side effects do occur, they may require medical attention.
If any of the following side effects occur while taking vitamin e, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:With doses greater than 400 Units a day and long-term use
- Blurred vision
- nausea or stomach cramps
- unusual tiredness or weakness
For Healthcare Professionals
Applies to vitamin e: compounding powder, oral capsule, oral liquid, oral solution, oral tablet, oral tablet chewable
Gastrointestinal side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included nausea, diarrhea, and intestinal cramps.[Ref]
Other side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included fatigue, emotional disturbances, weakness, and headache.[Ref]
Hematologic side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included thrombophlebitis.[Ref]
Ocular side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included blurred vision.[Ref]
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 side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included gonadal dysfunction and breast soreness.[Ref]
Endocrine side effects associated with oral doses greater than 300 units daily have rarely included decrease in serum thyroxine and triiodothyronine.[Ref]
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]
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
Not all side effects for Centrum Singles-Vitamin E may be reported. You should always consult a doctor or healthcare professional for medical advice. Side effects can be reported to the FDA here.
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