This medication is a vitamin, prescribed for scurvy. It is an essential nutrient for humans.
Adult: PO Scurvy Prevention: 25-75 mg/day; treatment: ≥250 mg/day. Thalassaemia W/ desferrioxamine: 100-200 mg/day.
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
• 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.
• Gastrointestinal :
Diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset and vomiting.
• Genitourinary : Crystals in urine.
Avoid excess dosage.
Patient may develop with kidney stones.
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.
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