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VITAMIN E SUSPENSION 100MG/ML

Active substance(s): DL-ALPHA TOCOPHEROL ACETATE

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To be taken by mouth. Use only as directed by a physician.
Each 5ml of suspension contains 500mg of dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate.
Excipients include sucrose and polyoxyl castor oil.
See attached leaflet for further information.
Shake well before use. Do not store above 25°C.
Use within 1 month of opening. Date opened...............................................
If diluted with syrup BP use immediately, do not store.
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

Vitamin E

Suspension 100mg in 1ml
DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate
100ml Oral Suspension
MA Holder:
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited,
Avonbridge House, Bath Road, Chippenham,
Wiltshire, SN15 2BB, UK.

PL 16853/0117
CL1D1459G

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To be taken by mouth. Use only as directed by a physician.
Each 5ml of suspension contains 500mg of dl-alpha-tocopheryl acetate.
Excipients include sucrose and polyoxyl castor oil.
See attached leaflet for further information.
Shake well before use. Do not store above 25°C.
Use within 1 month of opening. Date opened...............................................
If diluted with syrup BP use immediately, do not store.
PL 16853/0117
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.

vitamin e
suspension
BATCH NO.
& EXPIRY DATE

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036631 009162

PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET

Vitamin E
Suspension 100mg in 1ml
DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you
start using this medicine because it contains
important information for you

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Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
Ask your pharmacist if you need more information
or advice.
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor
or pharmacist. This includes any side effects not listed
in this leaflet. See section 4.

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What Vitamin E Suspension looks like and contents
of the pack
Each bottle contains 100ml of Vitamin E Suspension.

Marketing Authorisation Holder
Alliance Pharmaceuticals Limited, Avonbridge House,
Bath Road, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 2BB, UK.

Manufacturer
Laleham Health and, Beauty Limited, Fairfield, Bradshaw
Lane, Greenhalgh, Kirkham, Preston, Lancashire PR4 3JA.
This leaflet was last revised in May 2015

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1. WHAT VITAMIN E SUSPENSION IS AND WHAT
IT IS USED FOR
DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate, the active ingredient of
Vitamin E Suspension, is a man-made form of vitamin
E. Although the exact role of vitamin E has not yet
been worked out, it is known to play an important
part in metabolism – the chemical reactions that are
taking place in the body all the time.

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pharmacist. This includes any possible side effects not
listed in this leaflet. You can also report side effects
directly via the internet at www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard.
By reporting side effects, you can help provide more
information on the safety of this medicine.
5. HOW TO STORE VITAMIN E SUSPENSION
Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children
- preferably in a locked cupboard or medicine cabinet.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is
stated on the label after EXP.

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The expiry date refers to the last day of that month.
Do not use Vitamin E Suspension for more than one
month after you have opened it.
The product may be diluted with syrup BP, but should be
used immediately and not stored.
Do not store above 25°C.

Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater
or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw
away medicines you no longer use. These measures
will help protect the environment.

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Vitamin E Suspension is used in certain illnesses
which prevent the body from absorbing enough
vitamin E from the diet. By taking extra vitamin E in
the form of Vitamin E Suspension, the body gets all it
needs. The medical names for these illnesses are
cystic fibrosis (an inherited disorder affecting the
lungs, pancreas and other glands), chronic cholestasis
(a disease of the liver) and abetalipoproteinaemia (a
rare inherited disease which causes a deficiency of fat
in the blood and severely affects growth).

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child, then these warnings also apply to him or her.
If you need any other medical treatment or surgery
whilst taking Vitamin E Suspension, remember to tell
the doctor or dentist treating you that you are taking
this medicine.

Greater amounts will be needed if the Vitamin E
Suspension has been diluted before it was given to you.

Other medicines and Vitamin E Suspension
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking or
have recently taken any other medicines, including the
oral contraceptive pill, anticoagulants (medicines to thin
your blood) and any medicines obtained without a
prescription.

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• For chronic cholestasis:- infants with chronic
cholestasis may be given 1.5-2mls for each
kilogram of bodyweight per day.
• For abetalipoproteinaemia:- the dose for all ages
depends upon bodyweight and is 0.5-1ml per
kilogram, daily.
Vitamin E Suspension should be taken by mouth. You
may have been given an oral syringe by your
pharmacist to help you measure the dose accurately.

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If in any doubt about the correct dosage, follow
the instructions on the bottle carefully or ask your
pharmacist to explain it to you.
Discard any unused Vitamin E Suspension one month
after opening the bottle. Take any unused medicine
back to your pharmacist for safe disposal.

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Pregnancy and breast feeding
If you are pregnant or breast-feeding, think you may be
pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask your doctor
or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
The effects of high doses of vitamin E during pregnancy
and breast feeding are not known.
Consequently, Vitamin E Suspension is not recommended
during pregnancy and breast feeding.
Driving and using machines
Vitamin E Suspension should not affect your ability

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6. CONTENTS OF THE PACK AND OTHER
INFORMATION
What Vitamin E Suspension contains
The active substance is DL-alpha-tocopheryl acetate,
and there is 100mg of this in each ml of your medicine.
The other ingredients are benzoic acid E210, sorbic acid,
glycerol, syrup (containing sucrose and purified water)
and raspberry flavour (containing propylene glycol E1520
and natural flavourings) and polyoxylated castor oil.

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2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU TAKE
VITAMIN E SUSPENSION
Do not take Vitamin E Suspension:
– if you are allergic to Vitamin E or any other ingredients
of Vitamin E Suspension (listed in section 6)
– if you have an inherited condition which can cause
an intolerance to some sugars.
Warnings and precautions:
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Vitamin
E Suspension:

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What is in this leaflet:
1. What Vitamin E Suspension is and what it is used for
2. What you need to know before you take Vitamin E
Suspension
3. How to take Vitamin E Suspension
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Vitamin E Suspension
6. Contents of the pack and other information

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you forget to take a dose.
If you have any further questions on the use of this
product ask your doctor or pharmacist.
4. POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS
Like all medicines Vitamin E Suspension can cause sideeffects, although not everybody gets them. It is possible
that you might develop diarrhoea or a stomach upset.
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, nurse or

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If you take more Vitamin E Suspension than you
should
If you or anyone else accidentally swallows a large
amount of Vitamin E Suspension, do not panic as it is
unlikely to cause any serious harm but you may
experience a stomach upset. Obtain medical advice from
your doctor or pharmacist immediately.

• if you have a bleeding condition caused by a lack of
Vitamin K.
• if you are taking medicines to thin your blood (called
anticoagulants).
• if you are taking an oral contraceptive pill.
• if you have ever had a thrombosis (a clot inside a
blood vessel).

If you forget to take Vitamin E Suspension
Vitamin E Suspension should be taken every day but
it is not important to take it at any particular time.
There is no need to take extra the following day if

Speak to your doctor or pharmacist before you take
this product if either of these points affects you.

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If Vitamin E Suspension has been prescribed for your

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to drive or use machinery.

3. HOW TO TAKE VITAMIN E SUSPENSION

Vitamin E Suspension contains sucrose
and polyoxylated castor oil

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this
leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you.
Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
The usual doses vary depending upon the age of the
patient, the condition for which Vitamin E Suspension
was prescribed, and sometimes also the patient’s weight.
• For cystic fibrosis:- the usual doses are 0.5ml per
day for an infant under one year of age, 1ml per
day for older children and 1-2mls per day for adults.

If you have been told by your doctor that you have
an intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor
before taking this medicinal product. This medicine
contains 1g of sucrose in every 5mls and may be
harmful to the teeth. Polyoxylated castor oil may
cause stomach upsets and diarrhoea.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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