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Safety of Vitamin E

Normal doses of vitamin E are probably safe for most people, although high doses can cause problems. Some people may be more likely to experience problems due to vitamin E. Therefore, you should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking the supplements if you have:
  • A bleeding disorder
  • Head or neck cancer
  • Prostate cancer 
  • Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
Make sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Click Vitamin E Safety for more information, including any available warnings and precautions.)

What If I Take a Vitamin E Overdose?

High doses of vitamin E have been reported to cause problems in some people. While many of these problems are merely bothersome, some serious effects (such as internal bleeding) could occur.
(Click Vitamin E Overdose for more information.)
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