Alfa-E tablet: Each crackable & chewable tablet contains Vitamin E BP (alpha Tocopherol Acetate) 200 mg.
The antioxidant properties of vitamin E ameliorate free radical damage to biological membranes. Vitamin E protects polyunsaturated fatty acids within membrane phaopholipids and within circulating lipoproteins.
As a dietary supplement and for prophylactic use: To meet raised requirements (e.g. pregnancy and lactation period, high dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids,etc. For prevention of Vitamin E deficiency due to malabsorption syndromes caused by pancreatic, hepatobiliary and gastro-intestinal disorders. For the prevention of several degenerative consequences of oxidation of LDL like atherosclerosis, coronary heart diseases. To delay the onset of age related health problems:
For reduction of nitrate tolerance in patients with angina & myocardial infarction taking continuous Nitrate therapy. As a supportive therapy in Dupuytrens' contracture, male infertility.
Dosage & Administration
Dosage varies according to individuals' need. The following dosages are recommended in different indications:
|As a supplement or prophylactic use||100-300 mg daily|
|Malabsorptoin syndromes||100-300 mg daily|
|Coronary heart disease||200-300 mg daily|
|Male infertility||100-200 mg daily|
|Hemolytic anemia in premature infants||100-200 per kg body weight|
|Intermittent claudication||300-600 mg daily|
There is no absolute contraindication.
Warning & Precautions
Vitamin E may enhance the anticoagulant activity of anticoagulant drugs. Caution is advised in premature infants with high dose Vitamin E supplementation, because of reported risk of necrotizing enterocilitis.
Nausea, flatulence or diarrhoea may occur. High dose Vitamin E (generally more than 400 mg daily) has been associated with a variety of minor side effects, including hypertension, fatigue, diarrhoea, myopathy and thrombophlebitis.
High doses of Vitamin E can impair intestinal absorption of Vitamin A & K.
Use in special groups
Use in pregnancy: Vitamin E may be used in pregnancy in the normally recommended dose but the safety of high dose therapy has not been established.
Use in lactation: There appears to be no contraindication to breast feeding by mothers taking the normally recommended dose.
Alfta-E Tablet: Each bottle contains 15 tablets.