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About ASCORBIC ACID

ASCORBIC ACID belongs to a class of medicines called nutritional supplements used to prevent and treat nutritional deficiencies and vitamin C deficiency. A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body does not absorb or get enough nutrients from food. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for body development and the prevention of diseases.

ASCORBIC ACID contains Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that works by increasing vitamin C levels in the body. Thus, it helps in treating vitamin C deficiency.

Take ASCORBIC ACID as prescribed by your doctor. You are advised to take ASCORBIC ACID for as long as your doctor has prescribed it for you based on your medical condition. In some cases, you may experience diarrhoea, nausea, stomach upset, heartburn, stomach cramps, redness, swelling or pain at the injection site. Most of these side effects of ASCORBIC ACID do not require medical attention and gradually resolve over time. However, if the side effects persist or worsen, please consult your doctor.

If you are allergic to ASCORBIC ACID or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. ASCORBIC ACID should be used in children only if prescribed by a doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before using ASCORBIC ACID. If you have any kidney problem, inform your doctor before taking ASCORBIC ACID.

Uses of ASCORBIC ACID

Vitamin C deficiency

Medicinal Benefits

ASCORBIC ACID contains Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that works by increasing vitamin C levels in the body. Thus, it helps in treating scurvy (a condition due to severe lack of vitamin C in the diet) and other conditions caused due to vitamin C deficiency.

Directions for Use

The tablet form should be taken as advised by your doctor. The chewable tablet should not be swallowed. Chew it completely. The injection form is given by a doctor or nurse. Do not self-administer.

Storage

Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight

Side Effects of ASCORBIC ACID

  • Nausea
  • Diarrhoea
  • Stomach upset
  • Heartburn
  • Stomach cramps
  • Pain, redness or swelling at the injection site

In-Depth Precautions and Warning

Drug Warnings

If you are allergic to ASCORBIC ACID or any other medicines, please tell your doctor. ASCORBIC ACID should be used in children only if prescribed by a doctor. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, please consult a doctor before using ASCORBIC ACID. Inform your doctor if you are taking any vitamins, OTC medicines or herbal products. If you have kidney disease, hematochromatosis (hereditary iron overload disorder) or glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency, inform your doctor before taking ASCORBIC ACID.

Drug Interactions

Drug-Drug Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug- Food Interaction: No interactions found.

Drug-Disease Interaction: If you have a history of kidney stones or other kidney diseases, hematochromatosis (hereditary iron overload disorder) or glucose-6-phosphate-dehydrogenase deficiency, inform your doctor before taking ASCORBIC ACID.

 

Safety Advice

  • Safety Warning

    Alcohol

    The interaction of ASCORBIC ACID with alcohol is unknown. Please consult a doctor before consuming alcohol while using ASCORBIC ACID.

  • Safety Warning

    Pregnancy

    Please consult a doctor if you are pregnant or planning for pregnancy. ASCORBIC ACID is given to pregnant women only if the doctor thinks the benefits outweigh the risks.

  • Safety Warning

    Breast Feeding

    Please consult a doctor if you are breastfeeding.

  • Safety Warning

    Driving

    ASCORBIC ACID usually does not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery.

  • Safety Warning

    Liver

    If you have any concerns regarding the use of ASCORBIC ACID in patients with Liver problems, please consult a doctor.

  • Safety Warning

    Kidney

    Take ASCORBIC ACID with caution, especially if you have a history of Kidney diseases/conditions. The dose may be adjusted by your doctor as required.

Habit Forming

No

Diet & Lifestyle Advise

  • Eat vitamin C rich foods such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts, potatoes, tomatoes, strawberries, blackcurrants, oranges and peppers.
  • Drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.
  • Eat a healthy diet and do regular physical exercise.
  • Limit junk food items from outside and stick to freshly prepared home-cooked meals.
  • Quit smoking and avoid the consumption of alcohol.

Patients Concern

Disease/Condition Glossary

Nutritional deficiencies: A nutritional deficiency occurs when the body does not absorb or get enough food nutrients. Vitamins and minerals are necessary for body development and the prevention of diseases. Sometimes your body is unable to absorb many nutrients even if you are consuming them. Nutrient deficiency can lead to many health problems like a weakened immune system, skin problems, digestion problems, defective bone growth and neurological diseases.

FAQs

ASCORBIC ACID contains Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) that works by increasing vitamin C levels in the body. Thus, it helps in treating vitamin C deficiency.

ASCORBIC ACID may cause dehydration if taken in high doses. Therefore, it is advised to drink plenty of fluids while taking ASCORBIC ACID to avoid such side effects.

You are recommended to avoid smoking while taking ASCORBIC ACID as it may decrease the effectiveness of ASCORBIC ACID.

ASCORBIC ACID may interfere with urine glucose test giving false-positive results. Therefore, if you are about to undergo any laboratory tests, inform your doctor or lab technician that you are taking ASCORBIC ACID.

You are not recommended to stop taking ASCORBIC ACID without consulting your doctor as it may worsen the condition. Therefore, take ASCORBIC ACID for as long as your doctor has prescribed it and if you experience any difficulty while taking ASCORBIC ACID, please consult your doctor.

ASCORBIC ACID should be used with caution in patients with kidney stones as it may worsen the condition. Therefore, inform your doctor if you have any kidney problems before taking ASCORBIC ACID.