dl-alpha-Tocopherol 389 views0 applications

Australian approved name (AAN): dl-alpha-Tocopherol

Common names and synonyms:
Vitamin E
alpha-tocopherol racemic

Molecular formula: C29H50O2

Molecular weight: 430.70

Conversions for each unit:
dl-alpha-Tocopherol 1mg = 1.1IU Vitamin E
dl-alpha-Tocopherol 909µg = 1IU Vitamin E

AI for Vitamin E as per NHMRC:
(as alpha tocopherol equivalents)
Infants – 0-6 months – 4mg/day
Infants – 7-12 months – 5mg/day
Children – 1-3 years – 5mg/day
Children – 4-8 years – 6mg/day
Boys – 9-13 years – 9mg/day
Boys – 14-18 years – 10mg/day
Girls – 9-18 years – 8mg/day
Men – 19-70+ years – 10mg/day
Women – 19-70+ years – 7mg/day
Pregnancy – 14-18 years – 8mg/day
Pregnancy – 19-50 years – 7mg/day
Lactation – 14-18 years – 12mg/day
Lactation – 19-50 years – 11mg/day

Warnings and restrictions: When used as an active ingredient and the route of administration is oral or sublingual, the medicine requires the following warning statement on the medicine label:
– Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. OR Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.

Allowable purpose of the ingredient: Active. Excipient

TGA reference: British Pharmacopoeia

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