ATC categoryVitamins, Multivitamins, Microelements
Brand nameVitamin С
Generic nameAscorbic acid
Each tablet contains:
active ingredient: 250mg of ascorbic acid;
excipients: microcrystalline cellulose, magnesium stearate, calcium phosphate dibasic.
Ascorbic acid is the active ingredient of Vitamin C tablets. Vitamin C is used for prevention and treatment of scurvy.
Do not take Vitamin C Tablets if:
Warnings and precautions
Talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking Vitamin C tablets:
Other medicines and Vitamin C Tablets
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken or might take any other medicines. This is particularly important if you are taking any of the following:
Pregnancy and breast-feeding Pregnancy
For ascorbic acid no clinical data on exposed pregnancies are available.
Animal studies do not indicate direct or harmful effects with respect to pregnancy,
embryonal/foetal development, parturition or postnatal development. Pregnant women should
If you are pregnant, think you may be pregnant or are planning to have a baby, ask you doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking this medicine.
Ascorbic acid is excreted in breast milk. Though again caution should be exercised, no evidence
exists suggesting such excretion is hazardous to the infant.
If you want to breast-feed your baby you should talk to your doctor first before taking these tablets.
Driving and using machines
This medicine should not affect your ability to drive or operate machinery. However, if you think you are affected you should not drive or operate machinery until you feel better.
Always take this medicine exactly as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.
Ascorbic acid should be used orally, after meal.
For the treatment of scurvy: Not less than 250 mg daily in divided doses.
For the prevention of scurvy: 25-75 mg daily. Note: Thеsе unit dosages forms аre unsuitable for prophylactic use.
If you stop taking Vitamin C Tablets
If you have been taking Vitamin C Tablets for a long time, its deficiency may develop if you stop taking it. You should talk to your doctor before stopping intake of this medicine.
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.
You should see your doctor if you experience any side effect.
Nervous system disorders: headache.
Vascular disorders: flushing.
Gastrointestinal disorders: nausea, vomiting and stomach cramps. Large doses of ascorbic acid
may cause diarrhoea.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders: redness of skin.
Renal and urinary disorders: Patients known to be at risk of hyperoxaluria should not ingest
ascorbic acid doses exceeding 1g daily as there may be increased urinary oxalate excretion.
However, such risk has not been demonstrated in normal, non-hyper oxaluric individuals.
Ascorbic acid has been implicated in precipitating haemolytic anaemia in certain individuals
deficient of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase.
Increased intake of ascorbic acid over a prolonged period may result in increased renal clearance
of ascorbic acid, and deficiency may result if the intake is reduced or withdrawn rapidly. Doses
of more than 600mg daily have a diuretic effect.
Do not throw away any medicines via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.
Round biconvex white tablets scored on one side; odorless.