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Vitamin C Injection

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SALT COMPOSITION
Salt Synonyms
Storage
Store at room temperature (10-30°C)

Introduction

Vitamin C Injection is a medicine used in the treatment of vitamin C deficiency. This medicine is used if your diet does not provide enough vitamin C, as well as to treat certain conditions caused due to low level of vitamin C in the body.

Vitamin C Injection is generally administered by a healthcare professional. You should not self-administer it at home. This medicine may be only part of a complete program of treatment that also includes making changes to your diet and taking vitamin supplements. Learn about the foods you should eat to make sure you get enough vitamin C in your diet. You should not take more or use it for longer than recommended.

Vitamin C Injection is generally safe with little or no side effects. However, it may pain, redness, or swelling at the site of injection in some people. Before taking this medicine, let your doctor know any other medicines you are taking. Some other medicines can decrease the absorption of vitamin C or interact with it. It is important to ask advice from the doctor before you take any other vitamin supplements.

Uses of Vitamin C Injection

Side effects of Vitamin C Injection

Most side effects do not require any medical attention and disappear as your body adjusts to the medicine. Consult your doctor if they persist or if you’re worried about them

Common side effects of Vitamin C

  • Injection site soreness

How to use Vitamin C Injection

Your doctor or nurse will give you this medicine. Kindly do not self administer.

How Vitamin C Injection works

Vitamin C Injection raises the level of vitamin C in your body thereby treating its deficiency (Scurvy).

Safety Advice

Alcohol
CAUTION
Caution is advised when consuming alcohol with Vitamin C Injection. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Information regarding the use of Vitamin C Injection during pregnancy is not available. Please consult your doctor.
Breastfeeding
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vitamin C Injection is safe to use during breastfeeding. Human studies suggest that the drug does not pass into the breastmilk in a significant amount and is not harmful to the baby.
Driving
SAFE
Vitamin C Injection does not usually affect your ability to drive.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Vitamin C Injection in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
SAFE IF PRESCRIBED
Vitamin C Injection is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Vitamin C Injection may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

Alternate Brands

For informational purposes only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicines.
No alternate brands found for this medicine

Quick Tips

  • Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking ascorbic acid.
  • Do not take vitamin C and tell your doctor If you are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • Do not take this drug If you are allergic to Vitamin C.
  • Stop taking the drug and call your doctor at once if you have: joint pain, weakness or tired feeling, weight loss, stomach pain, chills, fever, increased urge to urinate, painful or difficult urination, severe pain in your side or lower back, blood in your urine.

Fact Box

Chemical Class
Butenolide Derivative
Habit Forming
No
Therapeutic Class
VITAMINS MINERALS NUTRIENTS

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Vitamin C with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Orli-Misia, Redufat, Orlistat
SERIOUS
Brand(s): M Spirin, Aspirin, Asalite
MINOR

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FAQs

Q. What is Vitamin C Injection?

Vitamin C Injection consists of a water-soluble vitamin known as vitamin C. Vitamin C is also known as L-ascorbic acid or ascorbate. It cannot be stored for long in our body as it is water soluble. Therefore, it should be taken from food like tomatoes and citrus fruits like oranges to maintain sufficient levels of vitamin C in the body.

Q. Is Vitamin C Injection necessary?

Vitamin C Injection is used if your diet does not provide enough vitamin C. It can also be used to treat certain conditions caused due to low levels of vitamin C in the body. However, it would be best to consult your doctor before taking Vitamin C Injection to get maximum benefit.

Q. Why is it important to take vitamin C in your diet?

Vitamin C has many benefits on the human body and this makes it extremely important to take it in your diet. Vitamin C helps in the growth and repair of tissues of each and every part of the body, be it, bones, cartilage, tendons, skin, hair, muscles, etc. It helps in wound healing and also enhances absorption of iron in our body. Vitamin C is rich in antioxidants that help in getting rid of the harmful effects of free radicals. If the buildup of free radicals exceeds, it speeds up ageing process. Vitamin C is very crucial for bone and teeth health, improves the vision, and also regulates the blood cholesterol levels. Owing to its numerous benefits, it is very important to take an adequate amount of vitamin C in your diet.

Q. Is Vitamin C Injection effective?

Vitamin C Injection is effective if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Do not stop taking it even if you see improvement in your condition. If you stop using Vitamin C Injection too early, the symptoms may return or worsen.

Q. How is Vitamin C Injection administered?

Vitamin C Injection should be administered under the supervision of a trained healthcare professional or a doctor only and should not be self-administered. The dose will depend on the condition you are being treated for and will be decided by your doctor. Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully to get maximum benefit from Vitamin C Injection.

Q. Is Vitamin C Injection safe?

Vitamin C Injection is safe if used in the dose and duration advised by your doctor. Take it exactly as directed and do not skip any dose. Follow your doctor's instructions carefully and let your doctor know if any of the side effects bother you.

Q. What is vitamin C toxicity?

Taking vitamin C in excess (more than recommended) can lead to vitamin C toxicity. However, this is not very common. The symptoms of vitamin C toxicity are diarrhea, nausea, stomach cramps and indigestion. Do not worry, this type of toxicity is not a very serious condition and can be treated by stopping the intake of vitamin C supplements. If these symptoms bother you or persist for a longer duration, please consult your doctor.

Q. Is Vitamin C Injection good for diabetics?

Yes, Vitamin C Injection has been proven to be beneficial for diabetic patients. Vitamin C Injection has also shown positive effects on issues caused by poor blood sugar control. However, if you have diabetes, consult your doctor before starting Vitamin C Injection.

Q. What are the complications of vitamin C deficiency?

Deficiency of vitamin C can lead to complications like scurvy (a condition caused by a severe lack of vitamin C in the diet). The symptoms of scurvy include weakness, feeling tired and sore arms and legs. Without treatment, decreased red blood cells, gum disease, changes to hair, and bleeding from the skin may also occur. Additionally, if the deficiency of vitamin C does not improve, it can further lead to worsening of other conditions such as high blood pressure, stroke, atherosclerosis, gallstones and even cancer.

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