Vitamins are compounds that you must have for growth and health. They are needed in only small amounts and are available in the foods that you eat. Vitamin E prevents a chemical reaction called oxidation, which can sometimes result in harmful effects in your body. It is also important for the proper function of nerves and muscles.
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For oral solution dosage form: To prevent the following deficiencies in infants: Infants receiving a formula high in polyunsaturated fatty acids—15 to 25 Units per day or 7 Units per 32 ounces of formula. Infants with certain colon problems—15 to 25 Units per kilogram (kg) (6.8 to 11 Units per pound) of body weight per day. The water-soluble form of vitamin E must be used. Infants of normal birthweight—5 Units per 32 ounces of formula. For oral dosage forms (capsules, tablets, oral solution): To prevent deficiency for individuals (other than infants), the amount taken by mouth is based on normal daily recommended intakes: For the U.S. Adult and teenage males—10 milligrams (mg) of alpha tocopherol equivalents (mg alpha-TE) or 16.7 Units per day. Adult and teenage females—8 mg alpha-TE or 13 Units per day. Pregnant females—10 mg alpha-TE or 16.7 Units per day. Breast-feeding females—11 to 12 mg alpha-TE or 18 to 20 Units per day. Children 4 to 10 years of age—7 mg alpha-TE or 11.7 Units per day. Children birth to 3 years of age—3 to 6 mg alpha-TE or 5 to 10 Units per day. For Canada Adult and teenage males—6 to 10 mg alpha-TE or 10 to 16.7 Units per day. Adult and teenage females—5 to 7 mg alpha-TE or 8.3 to 11.7 Units per day. Pregnant females—8 to 9 mg alpha-TE or 13 to 15 Units per day. Breast-feeding females—9 to 10 mg alpha-TE or 15 to 16.7 Units per day. Children 7 to 10 years of age—6 to 8 mg alpha-TE or 10 to 13 Units per day. Children 4 to 6 years of age—5 mg alpha-TE or 8.3 Units per day. Children birth to 3 years of age—3 to 4 mg alpha-TE or 5 to 6.7 Units per day. To treat deficiency: Adults, teenagers, and children—Treatment dose is determined by prescriber for each individual based on the severity of deficiency.