Vitamin E is a fat-soluble vitamin that can be found in green vegetables and nuts. It is an antioxidant which is important for various metabolic processes in your body. Vitamin E is most commonly used as a supplement to treat vitamin E deficiency. The recommended dietary allowance for those without vitamin E deficiency is 15 mg daily.
Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) can be taken by mouth as tablets or capsules.
Vitamin E has very few side effects. If you experience any side effects from vitamin E, speak with your doctor or pharmacist immediately.
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In Hong Kong, Vitamin E is an over-the-counter medicine which can be purchased without a prescription from any retail outlet in Hong Kong. This includes grocery stores, convenience stores, medicine shops, and pharmacies. It can also be obtained from doctors. To find a pharmacy near you, refer to the list of pharmacies (“Authorized Sellers of Poisons”) from the Hong Kong Department of Health.
For more information about drug names and ingredients, you can visit Hong Kong’s Drug Office at https://www.drugoffice.gov.hk
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For detailed information about the use of Vitamin E in children, pregnancy and breastfeeding, and for questions about drug interactions, please check with your pharmacist or doctor.
Disclaimer: our goal is to provide you with the most relevant drug information and common dosage for Hong Kong. This information does not constitute medical advice. For specific treatment recommendations and advice, always discuss with your doctor or pharmacist, and follow the instructions included with your specific medicine.