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Drug information on Pileum (Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)) from MMC Health Care Ltd


MMC Health Care Ltd
Generic : Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Pileum is a vitamin, prescribed for scurvy. It is an essential nutrient for humans.

Side effects of Pileum

   Gastrointestinal : Diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset and vomiting.

   Genitourinary : Crystals in urine.

Dosage & When it is to be taken (Indications)

Adult: PO Scurvy Prevention: 25-75 mg/day; treatment: ≥250 mg/day. Thalassaemia W/ desferrioxamine: 100-200 mg/day.

How to use Pileum?

It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food./

When is Pileum not to be taken? (Contraindications)


Warnings and Precautions for Pileum

Caution should be exercised in patients with history of diabetes, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, high iron level in the blood, anemia, any allergy, who are taking other medications, during pregnancy and breast-feeding.

Other Precautions for Pileum

Avoid excess dosage.
Patient may develop with kidney stones.

Storage Conditions of Pileum

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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