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A 32-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for vitamin e overdose?

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Dr. Rick Kirschner
Dr. Rick Kirschneranswered
41 years experience
Treat symptoms: If you take too much of this fat soluble vitamin, over a long period of time, it can accumulate in the body, and may cause problems such as pain in the abdomen, gas, nausea, increased risk of bleeding, headaches and weakness. There's no good reason to overdose, usually only kids do it by pilfering bottles. But if you think you've taken too much, get medical help immediately.

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A 39-year-old member asked:

How simple is it to overdose on vitamin e?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Simple if intent on: doing it. If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How difficult is it to overdose on vitamin e?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 36 years experience
It's possible: if supplements are taken incorrectly over a long period of time or a large amount is taken at once. It is a fat soluble vitamin so it is stored in the body. It is virtually impossible to have vitamin e toxicity through food consumption alone.

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