Vitamin C is used in the treatment of Scurvy.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, and may act as a cofactor and antioxidant. It involves in tissue repair and collagen formation. It also can help in the conversion of folic acid to folinic acid, synthesis of lipids and proteins, iron absorption, cellular respiration and carbohydrate metabolism.
Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal cramps, Heartburn, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Insomnia, Dizziness, Hyperoxaluria
There is no known interaction between alcohol and vitaminC.
There are no data on the pregnancy safety of Vitamin C in animal studies and human studies. When the doses exceed the recommended dietary allowance, is it been assigned to pregnancy category C. Thus, the use of Vitamin C during pregnancy should only be given if the potential benefit justifies the potential risk to the fetus with appropriate doses that are advocated by the FDA.
Vitamin C can be excreted into human milk. However, the effects in the nursing infant are unknown. Special precautions should be given in lactation mother and the patient need to get a consultation advice from a doctor.
Vitamin C has no effect on the ability to drive.
Vitamin C should be used with caution in patients with kidney disease. Dose adjustment of 60 mg to 100 mg once daily is needed for end stage renal disease. Please consult your doctor for appropriate dose prescription.
Vitamin C is safe to be used in patients with liver disease.