How to Take Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) and Dose of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)


Find out how to take Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) (drug) and its dose. Describes the best time to take the drug and precautions if any that should be followed.

How to take Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)


How it should be taken  

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

Dosage & When it is to be taken

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

When it is not to be taken (Contraindications) 

Hypersensitivity.

Why it is prescribed (Indications)  

This medication is a vitamin, prescribed for scurvy. It is an essential nutrient for humans.

Pregnancy Category

Category A : Adequate and well-controlled human studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).

Warnings and Precautions  

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.

Storage Conditions  

Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.

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