PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are the side effects of taking vitamin E?

ANSWER

Topical vitamin E, which you apply on your body, can irritate the skin. Taking too much vitamin E supplements can cause nausea, headache, bleeding, fatigue, and other symptoms.

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin E."

Office of Dietary Supplement: "Vitamin E."

Tribble, D.L. , February 1999. Circulation

Miller, E.R. III , 2005. Annals of Internal Medicine

Lonn, E. 2005. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Hayden, K.M. 2007. The American Journal of Medicine,

Smedts, H.P. , 2009. BJOG

Lawson, K.A. , 2007. Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 25, 2020

SOURCES:

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: "Vitamin E."

Office of Dietary Supplement: "Vitamin E."

Tribble, D.L. , February 1999. Circulation

Miller, E.R. III , 2005. Annals of Internal Medicine

Lonn, E. 2005. Journal of the American Medical Association,

Hayden, K.M. 2007. The American Journal of Medicine,

Smedts, H.P. , 2009. BJOG

Lawson, K.A. , 2007. Journal of the National Cancer Institute

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 25, 2020

NEXT QUESTION:

What questions should I ask before taking vitamins and supplements?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

"ALEXA, ASK WEBMD"

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.