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Category 1 OTC medicines

VITAMIN E “TAKEDA”
ビタミンE「タケダ」

CHARACTERISTICS

  • This medicine is an easy-to-take, clear, light yellow softgel capsule with alpha natural vitamin E (d-α-Tocopherol), which has the highest bioactivity (potency) among the various types of vitamin E extracted and purified from vegetable oil.
  • Three capsules (daily dose) contain 300 mg of alpha natural vitamin E (d-α-Tocopherol).
  • This medicine improves blood circulation of very thin blood vessels of the body and relieves symptoms such as chills/numbness in the limbs and stiff shoulders and neck due to peripheral circulatory disturbances.
  • This medicine facilitates hormonal secretion from the pituitary gland (hormone secreting organ) and relieves symptoms such as stiff shoulders and neck and chills at menopause.

INDICATIONS

  1. Relief of the following symptoms due to peripheral circulatory disturbances:
    Chills/numbness in the limbs, stiff shoulders and neck, chilblains
  2. Irregular menstruation
  3. Relief of the following symptoms in the climacterium:
    Chills, stiff shoulders and neck, numbness in the limbs, hot flushes
  4. Supply of vitamin E in the following case:
    For the elderly

If the symptoms described in points 1, 2, and 3 do not improve after taking this medicine for about one month, consult your physician or pharmacist.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS

Take the following amount of medicine without chewing with cold or lukewarm water after a meal.

Age One dose Daily dose
15 years or over 1 capsule 3 times
Under 15 years Do not take.

Precautions regarding dosage and directions

Please follow the recommended dosage and directions.

INGREDIENTS

In 3 capsules (daily dose)

Ingredients Contents
d-α-Tocopherol
(alpha natural vitamin E)
300 mg

Inactive ingredients:

Medium chain fatty acid triglyceride, gelatin, glycerin, D-sorbitol, paraben

TIPS

About Vitamin E

There are two types of vitamin E: natural (d-form) and synthetic (dl-form). Natural vitamin E is contained in vegetable oil in the forms of alpha (α), beta (β), gamma (γ), and delta (δ). The one with the highest bioactivity (potency) among them is alpha natural vitamin E (d-α-Tocopherol).

Comparisons of Bioactivities of Various Types of Vitamin E (Tocopherol)

  Types of vitamin E Bioactivity**
Natural
(d-form)
d-α-tocopherol
d-α-tocopheryl acetate
d-β-tocopherol
d-γ-tocopherol
d-δ-tocopherol
1.49
1.36
0.75
0.15
0.05
Synthetic
(dl-form)
dl-α-tocopherol
Tocopherol acetate
1.10
1.00

**When the bioactivity of tocopheryl acetate is set as 1.00.

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE

Who should seek consultation

  1. The following persons should consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson* before taking this medicine:
    1. Persons under treatment by a physician
    2. Persons who have had allergies to medicines or something
  2. Stop taking this medicine immediately and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if the following symptoms appear after taking this medicine because they might be side effects of the medicine. Take this leaflet with you.
    Affected area Symptoms
    Skin Rashes, redness, itching
    Digestive organs Stomach discomfort
  3. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if the following symptoms appear after taking this medicine and continue or worsen. Take this leaflet with you.
    Constipation, diarrhea
  4. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if symptoms do not improve after taking this medicine for about one month. Take this leaflet with you.
  5. Menstruation may start earlier than scheduled, or the amount of menstrual flow may increase after taking this medicine. If menstruation lasts longer than usual, consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson. Take this leaflet with you.

*Registered salesperson: person who has the license to sell OTC medicines except Category 1.

PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND HANDLING

  1. Keep the bottle tightly closed and store it in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight.
  2. Keep out of the reach of children.
  3. To prevent improper use or loss of quality, do not transfer the medicine to another container.
  4. Once the bottle is opened, throw away the filler in the bottle. (Putting the filler back into the bottle may change the quality by absorbing moisture. The filler in the bottle protects the capsules from breakage during transportation.)
  5. Be sure to close the cap tightly after each use. (Failure to tightly close the bottle may result in loss of the quality of the medicine due to moisture.)
  6. Do not take this medicine after the expiration date.
  7. Fill in the date when the bottle was opened in the column provided on the box and bottle.
  8. Once the bottle is opened, take this medicine within about 6 months to maintain quality.