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Vitamin E Interactions Explained
Combining vitamin E with medications that increase the risk of bleeding (such as antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications) may further increase the risk of bleeding, including dangerous internal bleeding.
Check with your healthcare provider before taking vitamin E in combination with an anticoagulant or antiplatelet medication. Be sure to specifically discuss the possible bleeding risk. In many cases, your healthcare provider may recommend that it is okay to combine such medications, as long as you are careful to watch for any signs of easy bruising or bleeding.
Final Thoughts on Vitamin E Drug Interactions
It is possible that not every drug interaction with vitamin E was discussed in this article. Therefore, you should talk with your pharmacist or healthcare provider about any vitamin E interactions that may apply to you.
Written by/reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD;Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
Last reviewed by: KristiMonson, PharmD;
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Jellin JM, editor. Pharmacist's Letter/Prescriber's Letter Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database Web site. Available at: http://naturaldatabase.com/. Accessed February 1, 2008.
National Institutes of Health. Office of Dietary Supplements. Dietary supplement fact sheet: vitamin E (1/23/2007). NIH Web site. http://dietary-supplements.info.nih.gov/factsheets/vitamine.asp. Accessed February 1, 2008.
Food and Nutrition Board, Institute of Medicine. Dietary Reference Intakes for Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Vitamin E, and Carotenoids. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000. Available at: http://www.nap.edu/books/0309069351/html/. Accessed February 1, 2008.
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