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Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C information from DrugsUpdate  

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P - Caution when used during pregnancy
L - Caution when used during lactation
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Ascorbic acid, a chemical name of vitamin C, is prescribed for the treatment of Vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C is a naturally-occurring biochemical in citrus fruits and other vegetables. Vitamin C aids iron absorption and red blood cell biosynthesis. Deficiency of vitamin C leads to scurvy and other similar disorders.

Pharmacodynamics

Pharmacokinetics

Ascorbic acid is a functional and principal in vivo form of vitamin C, an essential water-soluble vitamin which is fundamental in the synthesis of collagen and intercellular materials.

Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C Indications / Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C Uses

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Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C Adverse Reactions / Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C Side Effects

Ascorbic acid can cause heartburn, severe lower back pain, hematuria, painful micturition, persistent diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, abdominal cramps and heartburn.

Precautions

Ascorbic acid is contraindicated in patients with glucose-6-phosphate deficiency (G6PD), liver and/or renal diseases.

Special Precautions

Ascorbic acid can interact with levodopa, aspirin, tetracycline group of antibiotics, fluphenazine, OCPs, blood thinners, antacids, nicotine patches and barbiturates.

Other Drug Interactions

Deferroxamine, hormonal contraceptives, flufenazine, warfarin, elemental iron, salicylates, warfarin, fluphenazine, disulfiram, mexiletine, vitamin B12.

Other Interactions

Avoid smoking while taking Ascorbic acid

Dosage

Oral
Scurvy
Adult: Prevention: 25-75 mg daily. Treatment: ≥250 mg daily, given in divided doses. May also be given via IM/IV/SC admin.
Child: 1 month–4 years: 125–250 mg daily; 4–12 years: 250–500 mg daily; 12–18 years: 500 mg–1 g daily. Doses to be given in 1–2 divided doses.

Oral
Thalassaemia
Adult: 100-200 mg daily, to be given with desferrioxamine.
Child: 100–200 mg daily, to be given with desferrioxamine.

Oral
Metabolic disorders
Child: Neonate: 50–200 mg daily, adjust if needed; 1 month–18 years: 200–400 mg daily in 1–2 divided doses, up to 1 g daily may be needed.

Food(before/after)

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List of Contraindications

Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C and Pregnancy

USFDA pregnancy category C. May be or may not be harmful to an unborn infant. Consult a physician if you are in gestation or planning to have a baby during Ascorbic acid treatment.

Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C and Lactation

Ascorbic acid can pass through the breast milk and may or may not harm a nursing infant. Nursing mothers should consult a physician before taking Ascorbic acid.

Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C and Children

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Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C and Geriatic

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Ascorbic Acid , Vitamin C and Other Contraindications

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Storage

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Lab interference

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