ASCORBIC ACID + SODIUM ASCORBATE - Watsons Health

ASCORBIC ACID + SODIUM ASCORBATE

 

Ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, is an essential vitamin that the body needs to make a substance called collagen. Collagen is required for the health and repair of skin, bones, teeth and cartilage.

Sodium ascorbate consists of a combination of sodium and ascorbic acid. In this mixture, sodium serves as a buffer, creating a less acidic supplement than those made entirely from ascorbic acid. This means it may be easier to tolerate if your digestive system is sensitive to acid. Your body absorbs and uses sodium ascorbate just as well as natural vitamin C.

Ascorbic Acid + Sodium Ascorbate is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. Low levels of vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy. Scurvy may cause symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth loss.

People who are limiting their sodium intake, e.g. those who have high blood pressure or kidney disease, should consult their doctor before taking this vitamin.

Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, or heartburn may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen, tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.

If your doctor has directed you to use this vitamin, remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Many people using this vitamin do not experince serious side effects.

Precautions

Before taking ascorbic acid, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as peanut/soy), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for more details.

 

Interactions

Before using this vitamin, tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history, especially if you have of kidney disease (such as kidney stones) or certain enzyme deficiencies (such as G6PD deficiency).

This vitamin has been found to be safe during pregnancy when used in recommended doses. Higher doses should be used during pregnancy only if clearly needed. Discuss the risks and benefits with your doctor.

Be sure to tell your doctor and pharmacist about all the products you use (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) before starting treatment with this vitamin. While using this vitamin, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor’s approval.

This vitamin may interfere with certain laboratory tests (including certain urine glucose tests), possibly causing false test results. Make sure laboratory personnel and all your doctors know you are taking this vitamin.

 

Overdose

If overdose is suspected, bring the victim to the nearest hospital right away.

 

Available brand:

  • Clusivol Power C Tablet (Pfizer)

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