Ascorbic Acid


What is Ascorbic Acid for ?

It is used to help growth and good health. - It is used to stop or treat vitamin C deficiency. - It is used to lower the urines pH.

How does Ascorbic Acid work ?

Ascorbic acid is a diet aid.

How should Ascorbic Acid be used ?

Take Ascorbic acid exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take more or less than instructed. - Ascorbic acid is available in different oral forms such as capsules, tablets, lozenges, syrup, chewable tablets, extended-release pills and liquid drops. - If you are taking the extended-release pills, swallow them whole. Do not chew, crush, cut or open these types of pills. - Take Ascorbic acid with a full glass of water.

Common side effects of Ascorbic Acid ?

Kidney stones may rarely happen.

What do I do if I miss a dose ?

Take a missed dose as soon as you think about it. - If it is close to the time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your normal time. - Do not take 2 doses at the same time or extra doses.

What precautions should I take when taking Ascorbic Acid ?

Alert your doctor if you suffer from kidney stones or other types of kidney disease.

When do I need to seek medical help ?

If you think there was an overdose, call your local poison control center or ER right away. - Signs of a very bad reaction to the drug. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue or gray skin color; seizures; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat. Back pain, belly pain, or blood in the urine. May be signs of a kidney stone. - Any rash. - Side effect or health problem is not better or you are feeling worse.

Can I take Ascorbic Acid with other medicines ?

Alert your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines: - antacids containing aluminium salts. - aspirin. - iron supplements. Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.

Are there any food restrictions ?

Avoid alcohol.

How do I store Ascorbic Acid ?

Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children. - Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.

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).

Therapeutic Classification ?

Vitamins.