Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin and antioxidant having radioprotective effect involved in the biosynthesis of proteins, cell proliferation and in other important metabolic processes of the cells.
Vitamin E stimulates the formation of new capillaries, affect the permeability and vascular tone has angioprotective action, promotes active oxygen consumption of tissues of the body.
With a shortage of vitamin E increased fragility and permeability of capillaries, dystrophy and hypotension skeletal muscle degeneration of photoreceptors, which causes blurred vision.In women, the menstrual cycle is disrupted, increasing the tendency to abortion, men - reduced sexual function.Deficiency of vitamin E can lead to steatorrhea, malabsorption syndrome, in infants can cause hemolytic jaundice.
Indications of vitamin E
Vitamin E is prescribed during menopause, when hypovitaminosis E, dysfunction of the reproductive system in men, the threat of termination of pregnancy, menstrual irregularities, systemic connecti
Contraindications Vitamin E
Vitamin E is contraindicated in acute myocardial infarction, expressed cardiosclerosis, hypersensitivity to the drug and children under twelve years.
Side effects of vitamin E
Vitamin E, as well as other drugs have side effects.With prolonged use of high doses may be nausea, headache, weakness, constant fatigue, kreatinuriya, enlargement of the liver, bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, hypocoagulation.
Special instructions for use of vitamin E
myocardial infarction, expressed cardiosclerosis and high risk of thromboembolism, vitamin E administered with extreme caution.Taking a drug to prevent the occurrence of hypervitaminosis overdose and E, it is necessary to adhere to the dosage prescribed by your doctor and duration of treatment.
If necessary, receiving high doses and duration of treatment, it is necessary to monitor the clotting time of blood.
During pregnancy, vitamin E taken only on prescription.
drug interactions Vitamin E
Strongly advised to take vitamin E in combination with drugs of silver, iron, indirect anticoagulants (neodikumarin, bishydroxycoumarin), by means of an alkaline reaction (trisamin, sodium bicarbonate);
Vitamin E reduces the toxic effects of cardiac glycosides (digitoxin, digoxin), vitamins A and D, increases the effects of NSAIDs (prednisolone, ibuprofen, diclofenac sodium) and steroids.
Overdose of vitamin E
If Vitamin E taken in recommended doses, the side effects are not observed.Chronic administration of high doses may increase urinary androgen and estrogen, decreased serum concentrations of triiodothyronine and thyroxine, increasing the concentration of triglycerides and cholesterol, creatine kinase, as well as headache, weakness, fatigue, diarrhea disorders.