How it works
Vitamin C helps prevent deficiency of Vitamin C in the body. Apart from the above mentioned advanatages, it also helps the body absorb Iron faster.
Guidelines for Usage
Follow the dosage instructions provided by your doctor or as mentioned in the instruction booklet/product label.
Always use only as prescribed. Never exceed the dosage.
The drug may be used with or without food.
Doctors recommend that you swallow the whole tablet/capsules with a glass of water unless it is specified that it can be broken or chewed.
NOTE: Use only if prescribed to you and intended for your use. Do not share with others.
It is common for people to forget their dosage times and miss doses.
Do not panic if you have missed a dose.
Instead, skip the missed dose and take your next dose at the scheduled time. Do not double up or take more than what the doctor has prescribed.
How do I store Vitamin C
The medicine label contains detailed instructions regarding safe storage of the medication. Most medicines are best stored at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F). Some medications may require to be refrigerated. Please check the product label.
Keep it away from the reach of children. Ensure that it is not exposed to direct sunlight or moisture.
Ask your pharmacist about safely disposing off medication that is past expiry date.
Safety Information/ Warning Precautions
Discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider before you start using any new medication.
Ensure that you mention the following:
• Any prior serious ailment, lifestyle disease or surgery
• All the prescription drugs, OTC health supplements, herbal supplements that you are using currently
• Your alcohol intake and whether you smoke or not
• Any history of a known allergic reaction to prescription drugs or food
To be avoided
You must avoid using Vitamin C if it you are allergic to any ingredient in it.
Large doses of Vitamin C have been associated with damage, diarrhea, iron overload and accelerated atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries).
It may also be one of the causes of Kidney Stones.
If the dose is stopped suddenly, then it may lead to rebound scurvy (vitamin C deficiency).
If you are taking doses between 2000 and 5000 mg per day then it may reduce the clotting ability of the body and hence you must avoid injuries or bruising.
Important Information for Pregnant Women
Vitamin C has not been classified in the pregnancy category yet
Discuss the potential risks with your healthcare provider before using the medication.
Certain medications may be found in breast milk so speak to your child’s doctor to rule out any possibilities of risk.