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Vitamin C STELLA 1 g
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Ascorbic acid and calcium and sodium ascorbates are the primary forms of vitamin C. Humans are unable to form their own ascorbic acid and so a dietary source is necessary. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin, is essential for the synthesis of collagen and connective tissue components.

Pack size Box of 2 strips, 4 strips, 5 strips x 4 tablets. Box of 1 tube, 2 tubes x 10 tablets.
Shelf-life 24 months
Composition Vitamin C
Dosage forms and strengths Effervescent tablet: 1g
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PRESCRIBING INFORMATION

Indications:

Treatment of scurvy. Supplement of ascorbic acid. Only use in short time.

Dosage:

Adults: 1 effervescent tablet daily.

Usage:

This drug is orally administered. Dissolve the effervescent tablet in a glass of water.

  • Known hypersensitivity to any of the active substance or excipients.
  • Large dose of ascorbic acid should be avoided in patients with:  deficiency of glucose – 6 – phosphate, dehydrogenase, history of nephrolithiasis, hyperoxaluria, thalassemia.

Hyperoxaluria, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal cramps, fatigue, flushing, headache, insomnia, and sleepiness.

  • Prolonged use of large doses of ascorbic acid may result in scurvy when intake is reduced to normal.
  • Use vitamin C with caution for pregnancy. Ingestion of large doses of the vitamin during pregnancy has resulted in scurvy in neonates.
  • Hemolysis has been associated with ascorbic acid administration in neonates with glucose – 6 – phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency and in otherwise healthy premature neonates.
  • Hyperoxaluria may develop after large doses of ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid may cause acidification of the urine, occasionally leading to precipitation of urate, cystine, or oxalate stones, or drugs in the urinary tract.