What side effects does Vitamin E cause?

Karen L. Gorton, PhD, MS, RN
Emergency Room Nursing
There are two types of reactions, serious and common. The serious reactions require you to seek medical attention right away. These are bleeding and in infants, necrotizing enterocolitis.

Common reactions occur more frequently and can be any of the following: 
  • nausea/vomiting
  • fatigue
  • diarrhea
  • weakness
  • blurred vision
  • headache
  • rash
  • gonadal dysfunction
If any of these symptoms occur, you should stop taking Vitamin E and seek assessment from your health care provider. 

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