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Diabetics, patients prone to recurrent 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.
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INDICATIONS AND USAGE:
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) increase the need for ascorbic acid.
Hemovascular disorders, burns, delayed fracture and wound healing are indicators for an increase in the daily intake.
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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 it gradually darkens. In the dry state it is reasonable 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 C6H8O6 and the molecular weight is 176.13.
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: Accorbic Acid 500 mg, Disodium Edetate 0.25mg, Sodium Hydroxide 110mg, in Water for Injection q.s. pH (range 5.5-7.0) adjusted with Sodium Bicarbonate and Sodium Hydroxide. Contains no preservatives.