This medicine contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) which is a water soluble vitamin, and in organism it is a part of various metabolic processes. It has a significant role in the construction of different tissues (skin, bones, teeth, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels), and it is entered through food because the human body is unable to synthesize it.
Vitamin C is used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy and lack of vitamin C in the body (hypovitaminosis).
Is Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) suitable for me?
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is not suitable for everyone. Do not use it
- if you are allergic (hypersensitive) to the active substance, ascorbic acid, or any other ingredient of this medicine.
- if you have kidney stones.
In particular, you must tell the doctor if you:
- if you have kidney stones
- if you have a deficiency of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency (an inherited metabolic disorder of red blood cells)
- if you have hemochromatosis (a disorder of iron metabolism that is reflected in the increased disposal of iron), sideroblastic anemia, thalassemia (hereditary disorder of structure of hemoglobin)
- if you have diabetes
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) interacts with other medicines. It is most important that you tell the doctor all the medications and herbal supplements that you are currently taking.
See the package leaflet for a complete list of possible contraindications and warnings.
How should I take Ascorbic acid (vitamin C)?
This medicine is available in form of a tablet.
You should take ascorbic acid (vitamin C) exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. The dose will be determined according to your age, weight and condition.
- For the prevention of hypovitaminosis C in children, the recommended dose is 1 to 2 tablets of 50 mg once daily.
- The dose for the prevention and treatment of scurvy in children is 1 to 2 tablets of 50 mg three times daily for at least 2 weeks.
- For the prevention of hypovitaminosis C in adults, the recommended dosage is 200 to 500 mg once daily.
The tablets should be swallowed whole with a glass of water.
Do not use more of it, do not use it more often, or do not use it for a longer time than your doctor instructed. Also, this medicine works best if there is a constant amount in the blood. To help keep this amount constant, do not miss any doses and take the medicine at the same time each day. Do not take two doses together if you miss a dose.
Read the information leaflet provided with your medication for additional information. Talk to your doctor if you have any additional questions.
What are Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) side effects?
Like all medicines ascorbic acid (vitamin C) can cause side effects, including:
- nausea, vomiting
- stomach cramps
- skin redness
- headache and insomnia
- hyperoxaluria (high levels of oxalate in the urine)
- occurrence of renal oxalate stones
Consult a doctor if the side effects are severe. See the package leaflet for a complete list of side effects.