Although the only disease that can be clinically treated with this product is scurvy, a patient that is suffering from Vitamin C deficiency is more prone to experience various types of medical conditions, such as "pinpoint" sub dermal hemorrhages, easy bleeding or bruising, cold, poor wound healing, weakness, poor indigestion, bronchial infection, painful joints, edema etc.
Because our organism cannot produce this miraculous vitamin, it is very important to ingest a proper amount of Vitamin C daily.
Furthermore, this medicine is able to prevent arteriosclerosis, to reduce blood cholesterol levels and to help control high blood pressure.
This particular vitamin is very popular, as it is thought to be extremely helpful in the prevention of several medical conditions that vary from the common cold to cancer.
This vitamin is essential in order to maintain healthy gums, in the prevention and treatment of various infections, as it is thought to improve the patient's immune system.
Vitamin C is a popular vitamin supplement that is also commonly known as ascorbic acid.
Although this should not harmfully affect a nursing infant, if you are breastfeeding a child, ask your doctor if you can start taking Vitamin C.
Although Vitamin C does not usually cause any unpleasant effects if it is taken during pregnancy, if you are pregnant, or if you might become pregnant soon, you should ask your personal physician if you may start taking this product.
Before you start a treatment with this product you should alert your personal health care provider if you are suffering or have suffered from blood disorders, diabetes, kidney stones, etc.
Do not keep it in the bathroom or anywhere near the kitchen sink.
It has been determined that this drug's components can pass into breast milk.
Patients who are suffering from infections, traumas or who exercise a lot are usually prescribed Vitamin C.
Patients who have a history of hemochromatosis, renal stones or any other medical conditions that are related to iron accumulation should not take in extra large doses of Vitamin C.
Smokers should take in about 100 of this vitamin on a daily basis.
Store this medicine in a cool and dry place that is away from the reach of pets and children.
Such doses are extremely dangerous in the case of premature babies, as it could trigger hemolytic anemia.
You should also inform your doctor if you are allergic to foods, dyes, preservatives or any other substances (like other medicines).
Ask your doctor to tell you the proper dose of Vitamin C that should work out best for your medical condition. Do not change the dose that you have been prescribed by your physician without his or her consent. The correct dose of this medicine can vary from one patient to another, as it depends on a variety of factors that are known to include age, body weight, severity of the disorder, etc. Lactating or pregnant women should avoid taking more than 95 mg of this medicine per day.
Since Vitamin C is soluble in water, toxic levels of this vitamin are not stored or built up in the organism. An excessive dose of this vitamin is regularly eliminated thought urine. However, an overdose with this medicine could trigger severe gastrointestinal disorders. If you suspect that you are suffering from an overdose with this product you should alert your personal doctor at once. We have no information regarding the possible side effects that could be triggered by an overdose with Vitamin C.
A treatment with large doses of this product could trigger indigestion or diarrhea. However, Vitamin C could also trigger some other side effects such as nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, headache, flushing of the face, disturbed sleep and fatigue. Some patients have also experienced unpleasant skin rashes. If you experience any of the side effects that have been listed here (or any other unusual symptoms) during or shortly after using this product you should alert your personal health care provider as soon as possible.
If you are following a treatment with Vitamin C you should avoid taking aspirin, as this could trigger unpleasant stomach irritation. Ask your personal health care provider if it is safe to start a treatment with any other medicines (including over the counter products such as herbal medicines, flu drugs, etc) while you are taking Vitamin C.
Other Brand Names
In some countries Vitamin-C may also be known as:
- Haliborange Halibonbons;
- Buffered C;
- Ascorbic Acid;