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Brand name: Vitamin E (Cenovis)

Vitamin E (Cenovis) is a medicine containing the active ingredient(s) dl-alpha-tocopherol. On this page you will find out more about Vitamin E (Cenovis), including side effects, age restrictions, food interactions and whether the medicine is subsidised by the government on the pharmaceutical benefits scheme (PBS)

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Active ingredient in this medicine: dl-alpha-tocopherol

Information for medicine and pack size:
Vitamin E (Cenovis) 250 mg (250 units) soft capsule, 60

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What this medicine is for

LABEL COPY: Cenovis Vitamin E 250mg capsules maintain healthy heart tissue. Vitamin E assists in the optimal functioning of the immune system, particularly in the elderly, and helps in the management of healthy cholesterol levels in normal adults. Vitamin E improves peripheral circulation, is fat soluble and is an antioxidant (free radical scavenger) that helps to decrease the risk of cell damage, particularly LDL oxidation. ADDITIONAL CLAIMS: VITAMIN E: an antioxidant with membrane stabilising properties; an antioxidant that protects cell membranes and plasma lipoproteins from free radical damage; helps protect the body from oxidative stress resulting from free radical damage following aerobic exercise; an antioxidant that works well in combination with Vitamin C and CoEnzyme Q10; enhances/promotes immune function/ the immune system in the elderly; enhances cell-mediated immune function in healthy subjects; helps relieve menstrual cycle symptoms/ symptoms associated with menstrual cycle fluctuations; relief of the symptoms associated with PMS, including headaches, breast tenderness, nervous tension, tiredness, abdominal bloating, sweet cravings and irritability; helps maintain healthy arteries; supports health of arteries; supports heart health; maintains a healthy cardiovascular system/function; improves cardiovascular function; and helps lower blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

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Active ingredient
Dosage Form Capsule, soft
Route of administration Oral
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