Vitamin C amp 500mg-5ml
1. WHAT IS VITAMIN C INJECTION AND WHAT IT IS USED FOR
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble nutrient found in some foods. In the body, it acts as an antioxidant, helping to protect cells from the damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are compounds formed when our bodies convert the food we eat into energy. People are also exposed to free radicals in the environment from cigarette smoke, air pollution, and ultraviolet light from the sun.
The body also needs vitamin C to make collagen, a protein required to help wounds heal. In addition, vitamin C improves the absorption of iron from plant-based foods and helps the immune system work properly to protect the body from disease.
2. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU START USING VITAMIN C INJECTION
Do not take excessive doses of vitamin C over an extended period of time. you must inform your doctor of any of the following cases:
- if you suffer from Diabetics,
Diabetics, patients prone to recurrent renal calculi, those undergoing, and those
- if you receive ecurrent renal calculi,
- if you receive stool occult blood tests,
- if you are on sodium-restricted diets or anticoagulant therapy.
Taking of the medicine with food or drinks
There are no known interactions with foods.
Pregnancy and breastfeeding
Vitamin C is LIKELY SAFE for pregnant or breast-feeding women when taken in the recommended amount of 120 mg per day. Taking too much vitamin C during pregnancy can cause problems for the newborn baby.
Effects on the ability to drive or use machinery
Vitamin C does not affect the ability to drive or use machinery.
Taking other medicines (what you should be aware of if you are using other medicines)
Be cautious with this combination. Talk with your health provider.
- Fluphenazine (Prolixin),
- Medications for cancer (Chemotherapy),
- Medications used for HIV/AIDS (Protease Inhibitors),
- Medications used for lowering cholesterol (Statins),
- Warfarin (Coumadin),
- ACE inhibitors
Be watchful with this combination. Talk with your health provider.
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol, others),
- Choline Magnesium Trisalicylate (Trilisate),
- Nicardipine (Cardene),
- Salsalate (Disalcid)
3. HOW TO TAKE THE MEDICINE
The drug may be administered IM, IV, or subcutaneously. When given parenterally, utilization of the vitamin reportedly is best after IM administration and that is the preferred parenteral route.
For intravenous injection, dilution into a large volume parenteral such as Normal Saline, Water for Injection, or Glucose is recommended to minimize the adverse reactions associated with intravenous injection.
The average protective dose of vitamin C for adults is 70 to 150 mg daily. In the presence of scurvy, doses of 300 mg to 1 g daily are recommended. However, as much as 6 g has been administered parenterally to normal adults without evidence of toxicity.
To enhance wound healing, doses of 300 to 500 mg daily for a week or ten days both preoperatively and postoperatively are generally considered adequate, although considerably larger amounts have been recommended. In the treatment of burns, doses are governed by the extent of tissue injury. For severe burns, daily doses of 1 to 2 g are recommended. In other conditions in which the need for vitamin C is increased, three to five times the daily optimum allowances appear to be adequate.
Parenteral drug products should be inspected visually for particulate matter and discoloration prior to administration, whenever the solution and container permit.
If you take too much of the medicine (overdose)
If you have taken too much of this medicine, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist.
If you forgot to take a dose:
If you forgot to take a dose of this medicine, immediately consult your doctor or pharmacist.4. POSSIBLE ADVERSE REACTIONS
Transient mild soreness may occur at the site of intramuscular or subcutaneous injection. Too-rapid intravenous administration of the solution may cause temporary faintness or dizziness.
If you have any adverse reactions which are not mentioned in this leaflet, please inform your doctor or pharmacist.5. HOW TO STORE THIS MEDICINE
Store below 25C, protected from light.
KEEP THE MEDICINE OUT OF THE REACH OF CHILDREN!
The medicine must not be used beyond the expiry date indicated on the box and on the blister-strip.
This medicine is only available with medical prescription.
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