Highlights for ascorbic-acid
ascorbic-acid Side Effects
Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
- allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
- breathing problems
- diarrhea with headache or nausea
- flushing or redness of skin
- pain in lower back, side, or stomach
Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):
- bad taste in the mouth
- stomach upset
ascorbic-acid May Interact with Other Medications
- iron supplements
How to Use ascorbic-acid
Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the package or prescription label. You may take this medicine with or without food. If it upsets your stomach take it with food. Take your medicine at regular intervals. Do not take your medicine more often than directed.
Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. While this drug may be prescribed for selected conditions, precautions do apply.
They need to know if you have any of the following conditions:
- glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency
- kidney stones
- low sodium diet
- an unusual or allergic reaction to ascorbic acid, tartrazine, other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
- pregnant or trying to get pregnant
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you can. If it is almost time for your next dose, take only that dose. Do not take double or extra doses.
Follow a good diet. Taking a vitamin supplement does not replace the need for a balanced diet. Some foods that have vitamin C naturally are citrus fruits, green peppers, broccoli, cabbage, and tomatoes.
If you are diabetic very high doses of ascorbic acid can interfere with tests for sugar in the urine. Talk to your doctor or heath care professional if you check your urine glucose levels.
Keep out of the reach of children.
Store at room temperature between 15 and 30 degrees C (59 and 86 degrees F) or as directed on the package label. Protect from heat and moisture. Throw away any unused medicine after the expiration date.
Last Updated: March 12, 2009