No, this medication does not prevent or treat heart diseases.
This medication is used to treat vitamin E deficiency because of malabsorption (inability to absorb nutrients), and in congenital (by birth) or hereditary (inherited) chronic cholestasis (long term blockage in the liver). It is also used to treat intermittent claudication (cramping in the leg) and various fertility disturbances.
This medication should not be used in preterm newborns.
This medication may cause diarrhea. Less commonly it may cause asthenia (weakness), disturbances in serum potassium and sodium concentration (electrolyte disturbances in blood), alopecia (hair falls out in small patches), pruritus (itch) and rash.
- If used in a liquid form, the dose should be measured using a measuring device so that the correct dose is given.
- At high doses, this medication can cause dizziness or blurred vision. Care should be taken to avoid driving, operating heavy machinery or anything that requires you to be very alert.
- Use this regularly to the most benefit from it.
Does this help treat heart diseases?
How will I feel after taking this medication?
Using it regularly will improve symptoms such as numbness/tingling and weakness.
Can there be a serious drug reaction?
A very serious drug reaction is rare, however see immediate help if you have trouble breathing and itching.
How do I store this medicine?
Store this medicine away from direct heat, light and moisture.
What are some foods rich in vitamin E?
Vitamin E rich foods include vegetable oils, meat, poultry and green leafy vegetables.