Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic Acid

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Side Effects & Adverse Reactions

Diabetics, patients prone to renal calculi, those undergoing stool occult blood tests and those on sodium restricted diets or anticoagulant therapy should not take excessive doses of ascorbic acid over an extended period of time.


Exercise care when withdrawing and/or relieve pressure by first inserting sterile empty syringe into vial thus allowing pressure to equilibrate.

When using dispensing vials use aseptic technique. Dispense entire contents in aliquots under a laminar flow hood without delay or within 4 hours after entry or discard remaining content after first withdrawal. Prepare stoppers with a suitable antiseptic solution. Do not use unless solution is clear and seal is intact.

Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever the solution and container permit.

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Ascorbic acid is recommended for the prevention and treatment of scurvy. Its parenteral administration is desirable for patients with an acute deficiency or for those whose absorption of orally ingested ascorbic acid is uncertain.

Symptoms of mild deficiency may include faulty bone and tooth development, gingivitis, bleeding gums, and loosened teeth. Febrile states, chronic illness, and infection (pneumonia, whooping cough, tuberculosis, diphtheria, sinusitis, rheumatic fever, etc.) increases the need for ascorbic acid. Hemovascular disorders, burns, delayed fracture and wound healing are indications for an increase in the daily intake.


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Other Information

Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) is a water-soluble vitamin. It occurs as a white or slightly yellow crystal or powder with a light acidic taste. It is an antiscorbutic product. On exposure to air and light it gradually darkens. In the dry state it is reasonably stable in air, but in solution it rapidly oxidizes. Ascorbic Acid is freely soluble in water; sparingly soluble in alcohol; insoluble in chloroform, ether, and benzene.

The chemical name of Ascorbic Acid is L-ascorbic acid. The molecular formula is C 6H 80 6 and the molecular weight is 176.13. The structural formula is as follows:


Ascorbic Acid injection is a clear, colorless to slightly yellow sterile solution of Ascorbic Acid in Water for Injection, for intravenous, intramuscular or subcutaneous use. Each mL contains: Ascorbic Acid 500 mg, Edetate Disodium 0.25 mg, Water for Injection q.s. pH (range 5.5-7.0) adjusted with Sodium Bicarbonate and Sodium Hydroxide. Contains no preservatives.

Ascorbic Acid Manufacturers

  • Raw Materials International Overseas Llc
    Ascorbic Acid Injection, Solution [Raw Materials International Overseas Llc]
  • Deseret Biologicals, Inc.
    Ascorbic Acid Liquid [Deseret Biologicals, Inc.]
  • Mylan Institutional Llc
    Ascorbic Acid Injection, Solution [Mylan Institutional Llc]
  • The Torrance Company
    Ascorbic Acid Injection, Solution [The Torrance Company]
  • American Regent, Inc.
    Ascorbic Acid Injection, Solution [American Regent, Inc.]
  • Remedyrepack Inc.
    Ascorbic Acid Injection, Solution [Remedyrepack Inc. ]

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