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About TPGS You Should Know

This product is a man-made form of vitamin E, a fatty substance that the body needs. Natural vitamin E is found in high-fat foods such as nuts and oils. This product provides vitamin E to people who cannot absorb fats due to disease (e.g., cholestatic liver disease, short bowel syndrome). A low level of vitamin E in the body is rare. Most people who eat a normal diet do not need extra vitamin E.

Too little vitamin E can cause nerve problems (numbness, tingling, loss of balance). Vitamin E is important in protecting your body's cells from damage. It is known as an antioxidant.


How to use Tocophersolan Liquid (TPGS)

Take this product by mouth, usually once daily or as directed by your doctor. Follow all directions on the product package. If you are uncertain about any of the information, consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Shake the container well before measuring each dose. Carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose. Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to treatment. Do not increase your dose or take it more often than recommended. Taking too much vitamin E may increase your risk of side effects.


High doses of vitamin E (more than 400 units a day) may increase the chance of rare but very serious side effects. There is no proof that high doses of vitamin E help to prevent or treat heart disease. There is very little evidence that it helps prevent or treat Alzheimer's disease. In some people, high doses may even be harmful. Before taking extra vitamin E, discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor or pharmacist.

If your doctor prescribes this product for low levels (deficiency) of vitamin E, use it regularly to get the most benefit from it.


To help you remember, take it at the same time each day. You should see improvement of symptoms such as numbness/tingling of the hands/feet and weakness. If your condition persists or worsens, or if you think you may have a serious medical problem, seek immediate medical attention.

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