Information about Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Generic Name : Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
Pronunciation : a skor' bik
Latest prescription information about Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C). Learn how to pronounce the drug's name, its indications, dosage, how to take, when to take, when not to take, side effects, special precautions, warnings and its storage instructions . Also listed are the International and Indian trade name(s) of the drug and its price list.
Trade Names/Brand Names of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
AscotC-500, Chewable TabletC-Time, Cecon, DropsCentrum, Singles-Vitamin C, Cevi-Bid, Sunkist, Vitamin CVicks, Vitamin C Drops
Why is Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Prescribed? (Indications)
This medication is a vitamin, prescribed for scurvy. It is an essential nutrient for humans.
When should Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) not be taken? (Contraindications)
What is the dosage of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)?
Adult: PO Scurvy Prevention: 25-75 mg/day; treatment: ≥250 mg/day. Thalassaemia W/ desferrioxamine: 100-200 mg/day.
How should Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) be taken?
It comes as a tablet to take by mouth, with or without food.
What are the warnings and precautions for Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)?
• 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.
What are the side effects of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)?
• Gastrointestinal :
Diarrhea, nausea, stomach upset and vomiting.
• Genitourinary :
Crystals in urine.
What are the other precautions for Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)?
Avoid excess dosage.
Patient may develop with kidney stones.
What are the storage conditions for Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)?
Store it at room temperature and in an airtight container.