Vitamin E Topical

Reviewed on 9/13/2021

What Is Vitamin E Topical Used For and How Does it Work?

Vitamin E topical is used for skin pain and irritation and diaper rash.

Vitamin E topical is available under the following different brand names: Coppertone Aloe Aftersun Lotion, E-Oil, Palomar E, Vite E Creme, and Vitec.

Dosages of Vitamin E Topical

Cream

  • 30,000 units/57 g
  • 1000 units/120 g
  • 100 units/g
  • 30 units/g

Ointment

  • 30 units/g

Oil

  • 28,000 units/30mL

Dosage Considerations – Should be Given as Follows:

Dermatologic Pain/Irritation/Diaper Rash

  • Apply topically to affected areas as needed

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What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Vitamin E Topical?

Side effects of Vitamin E Topical include:

  • Burning
  • Stinging
  • Redness
  • Irritation

This document does not contain all possible side effects and others may occur. Check with your physician for additional information about side effects.

What Other Drugs Interact with Vitamin E Topical?

If your doctor has directed you to use this medication, your doctor or pharmacist may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring you for them. Do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any medicine before checking with your doctor, health care provider or pharmacist first.

  • Vitamin E Topical has no listed severe interactions with other drugs.
  • Vitamin E Topical has no listed serious interactions with other drugs.
  • Vitamin E Topical has no listed moderate interactions with other drugs.
  • Vitamin E Topical has no listed mild interactions with other drugs.

This document does not contain all possible interactions. Therefore, before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Keep a list of all your medications with you, and share the list with your doctor and pharmacist. Check with your physician if you have health questions or concerns.

What Are Warnings and Precautions for Vitamin E Topical?

Warnings

This medication contains vitamin E topical. Do not take Coppertone Aloe Aftersun Lotion, E-Oil, Palomar E, Vite E Creme, and Vitec if you are allergic to vitamin E topical or any ingredients contained in this drug.

Keep out of reach of children. In case of overdose, get medical help or contact a Poison Control Center immediately.

Contraindications

  • Hypersensitivity

Effects of Drug Abuse

  • No information available.

Short-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Vitamin E Topical?"

Long-Term Effects

  • See "What Are Side Effects Associated with Using Vitamin E Topical?"

Cautions

  • External use only
  • Avoid eyes
  • Contact physician if condition worsens or does not improve after 1 week

Pregnancy and Lactation

Use vitamin E topical with caution if benefits outweigh risks. Animal studies show risk and human studies are not available or neither animal nor human studies were done.

The effects of vitamin E topical while breastfeeding are unknown. Consult your doctor.

Pregnant or breastfeeding patients should seek advice of health professional before using over-the-counter (OTC) drugs.

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References
https://reference.medscape.com/drug/coppertone-aloe-aftersun-lotion-e-oil-vitamin-e-topical-999356

https://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-3878/vitamin-e-topical/details

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