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Vitamin C

Information About Vitamin C

Uses of Vitamin C

Vitamin C is used in the treatment of Scurvy.

How Vitamin C Works

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.

Side Effects of Vitamin C

Diarrhea, Nausea, Vomiting, Abdominal cramps, Heartburn, Fatigue, Flushing, Headache, Insomnia, Dizziness, Hyperoxaluria

Information Updated on : Fri Jul 03 2020 10:44:31 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

Vitamin C Related Warnings

Alcohol Safe

There is no known interaction between alcohol and vitaminC.

Pregnancy C

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.

Lactation Not Safe To Breastfeed

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.

Driving Safe

Vitamin C has no effect on the ability to drive.

Kidney Use With Care

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.

Liver Not Safe

Vitamin C is safe to be used in patients with liver disease.

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