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  Vitamin C ( Ascorbic Acid )

Pharmacokinetics | Indications | Routes of Administration and Dosage | Contra Indications | Precautions | Interactions | Brand Names


Systems General Systemic
Category Water soluble Vitamin


Pharmacokinetics

Vit C is a water soluble vitamin. It is rapidly absorbed from the GIT and widely distributed in the body. Plasma concentration and total body store is related to daily uptake. It is excreted in the urine.The body stores upto to a maximum of 2.5 g.



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Indications

Vitamin C is a compound that is necessary for proper growth and health. They are needed in small amounts only and are usually available in the normal foods that are ingested. Ascorbic acid( vitamin C) is necessary for wound healing. Vit C plays a major role in many oxidative and other metabolic reactions essential for formation and stabilization of collagens,conversion of folic acid to folinic acid, synthesis of adrenal steroids and catacholamines.It is very important for maintanance of intracellular tissue.



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Routes of Administration and Dosage

Daily intake required: Infants and Children : Birth to 3 years of age = 20 mg; 4 to 10 years of age = 25 mg; Adolescent and adult males = 25-40 mg, Pregnant Females = 30-40 mg; Breast-feeding females = 55 mg;



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Contra Indications

Ascorbic acid may be contraindicated in patients with hemolytic anemia .



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Precautions

Precaution to be taken in patients with pregnancy,during lactation and in patients with past history of renal calculi.



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Interactions

Interactions to Ascorbic Acid are usually rare.



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Brand Names

CELIN(Glaxo), CHEWCEE(Wyeth Lederie), CELL -C (Sarabhai), CECON DROPS (Abbott),



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