ASCORBIC acid = VITAMIN C oral


Therapeutic action

– Vitamin

Indications

– Treatment and prevention of scurvy (vitamin C deficiency)

Forms and strengths

– 250 mg chewable tablet
– 500 mg tablet

Dosage and duration

Treatment of scurvy
The optimal dose has not been established. For information:
Child 1 month to 11 years: 100 mg 3 times daily 
Child 12 years and over and adult: 250 mg 3 times daily 
or
Child 1 month to 3 years: 100 mg 2 times daily
Child 4 to 11 years: 250 mg 2 times daily 
Child 12 years and over and adult : 500 mg 2 times daily 
Treatment is administered at least 2 weeks or longer (until symptoms resolve), then preventive treatment is given as long as the situation requires.

Prevention of scurvy
Child and adult: 50 mg daily, as long as the situation requires

Contra-indications, adverse effects, precautions

– Ascorbic acid is well tolerated at indicated doses.
– May cause: gastrointestinal disturbances and nephrolithiasis at doses > 1 g daily; may interfere with the measurement of glucose in blood and urine at doses ≥ 2 g daily.
Pregnancy: no contra-indication, do not exceed 1 g daily.
Breast-feeding: no contra-indication

Remarks

  Storage: below 25 °C -  -