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Ascorbic Acid

Ascorbic acid

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By Medicover Hospitals / 25 Dec 2020
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What is ascorbic acid?

The natural water-soluble vitamin Ascorbic Acid is Vitamin C. Ascorbic acid is a powerful reducing antioxidant agent in fibrous tissue, teeth, bones, connective tissue, skin, and capillaries that works to combat bacterial infections, to detoxify reactions, and to shape collagen.

  • It acts as a powerful antioxidant
  • Used as a food preservative agent
  • Enhance the bioavailability of dietary iron
  1. Ascorbic Acid Uses
  2. Ascorbic Acid side effects
  3. Precautions
  4. Ascorbic Acid overdosage
  5. Ascorbic Acid Storage
  6. Ascorbic acid vs Citric acid
  7. Frequently Asked Questions
  8. Citations

Ascorbic Acid Uses:

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets to avoid or treat low levels of vitamin C. There is no need for extra ascorbic acid in the majority of people who are consuming a regular diet. A health condition called scurvy may result from low vitamin C levels. Symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth loss can be caused by scurvy.

In the body, vitamin C plays an essential role. Maintaining the health of the skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood vessels are necessary. It is also used to safeguard the cells of your body from injury. It is referred to as an antioxidant.

How to make use of Ascorbic Acid

Take this vitamin with or without food or by mouth, usually 1 to 2 times a day. Follow all the instructions on the packaging of the medication, or take them as instructed by your doctor.

Swallow them whole if you are taking the extended-release capsules. Do not smash or chew capsules or tablets that are extended-release. In doing so, all of the drugs will be released at once, raising the risk of side effects. Also, do not separate extended-release tablets unless they have a score line and you are advised to do so by your doctor or pharmacist. Without crushing or chewing, swallow them whole or broken tablets. Unless otherwise instructed by your doctor, take this product with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters).

Chew them deeply if you take the wafers or chewable pills, and then swallow them. If the lozenges are taken, put the lozenge in your mouth and allow it to dissolve slowly.

If you take the powder, mix it thoroughly with the right amount of liquid or soft food and stir well. Take all of the mixtures right now. For potential use, do not plan a supply. Carefully calculate the dosage using a special measuring device/spoon if you are using the liquid form of this vitamin. Do not use a household spoon, since the correct dosage can not be given to you.

The dosage completely depends on your medical condition and your treatment reaction.

To get the most value from it, use this vitamin occasionally.

Seek urgent medical attention if you think you might have a serious medical condition.


Ascorbic Acid Side Effects:

  • Pain
  • Swelling of nose
  • Selling of face
  • Swelling of throat
  • Skin burning sensation
  • Skin issues
  • Rash or itchiness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • The decrease in blood
  • Muscle pain
  • Allergic reactions
  • Cramps
  • Slow wound healing
  • Bleeding
  • Skin thinning
  • Mood changes
  • Stomach pain
  • Cloudy urine
  • Abdominal pain
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Memory problems
  • Vomiting
  • Bloating
  • Chest pain
  • Nausea

Precautions:

Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies before taking ascorbic acid. Inactive ingredients (such as peanut/soy) may be found in this product, which may cause allergic reactions or other problems. For more details, consult to your pharmacis

Tell your doctor or pharmacist about your medical history before using this vitamin, particularly: kidney failure (such as kidney stones), some enzyme deficiency (G6PD deficiency)

During pregnancy, when used in prescribed amounts, this vitamin was found to be healthy. Only when specifically needed should higher doses be used during pregnancy. Ask about your risks and advantages with your doctor.

Interactions

If you take other medications or herbal products at the same time, the effects of certain drugs will shift. This may increase the risk of severe side effects, or your drugs may not function properly. These reactions with drugs are likely but do not always happen. You may also avoid or handle interactions with your doctor or pharmacist by adjusting how you use your drugs or by closely tracking them.

Before beginning treatment with this medication, be sure to notify your doctor and pharmacist about all the medications you use (including prescription medicines, nonprescription medicines, and herbal products) in order to help your doctor give you the best possible care. Do not start taking, stopping, or changing the dosage of any other medicines you are using without your doctor's approval when using this product.

Certain laboratory tests (including certain urine glucose tests) can interfere with this vitamin, likely causing false test results. Make sure the laboratory staff and all your physicians know that you are using this

Note

Do not share this medication with anyone.

Overdose:

If overdosed, this drug can be harmful. When someone has overdosed and has extreme signs such as passing out or respiratory problems can occur.

Missing Dose :

If you are using this product on a daily basis and skip a dose, use it as soon as you recall it. If it is near the next dose, skip the skipped dose. Using the next dose on a daily basis. Do Not double the dose to recover the missed dose.

Ascorbic Acid Storage:

Store it away from heat, light, and moisture at room temperature. Don't store it in the toilet.

Do not flush the drug down the toilet or dump it into the sink unless told to do so. Disposal of this product is very important when it has expired or is no longer required. Consult your pharmacist or local waste disposal company for more information about how to safely dispose of your product.

Ascorbic acid vs Citric Acid:

Ascorbic acid Citric acid
Ascorbic acid is a naturally occurring organic acid that is weak. Citric acid is an organic tribasic acid that is weak.
It is white or light yellow solid. It is a crystalline white solid.
Ascorbic acid, also called vitamin C, is an essential vitamin to the human body Citric acid is not any kind of vitamin.
The formula is C6H8O6. The formula is C6H8O7.
Its molar mass is 176.12 g·mol−1 Its molar mass is 192.12 g·mol−1
Its density is 1.65 g/cm3 Its density is 1.665 g/cm3
Green vegetables, leafy vegetables yellow and green color fruits and vegetables such as Indian gooseberry, guava, banana, etc. contain ascorbic acid. Lemon, grapefruit, lemonade, oranges, lime, and orange juice contain citric acid.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets to avoid or treat low levels of vitamin C. There is no need for extra ascorbic acid in the majority of people who are consuming a regular diet. A condition known as scurvy may result from low vitamin C levels. Symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth loss can be caused by scurvy.

  • In the body, vitamin C plays an essential role. Maintaining the health of the skin, cartilage, teeth, bone, and blood vessels are necessary. It is also used to safeguard the cells of your body from injury. It is referred to as an antioxidant.
  • In order to shape blood vessels, cartilage, muscle, and collagen in the bones, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a nutrient the body requires. Vitamin C plays important role in the healing process of your body.
    Typically, Ascorbic acid tablets are taken once a day. To prevent vitamin C deficiency, doses of 25-75 mg are necessary. At whatever time of day, you find it best to recall, you can take the tablets either before or after meals.
  • Used to: Prevent and treat vitamin C
  • Often referred to as Vitamin C
  • Available as: Pills, tablets for chewing, soluble
  • Medicine type: vitamin A
  • Some side effects are
  • Skin issues
  • Rash or itchiness
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Rash
  • Itching
  • Diarrhea
  • The decrease in blood, Muscle pain
  • Ascorbic acid- Also known as L-ascorbic and L-ascorbate, ascorbic acid is vitamin C in its purest form. It's the most bioavailable type, which means that the body absorbs it quickly through the bloodstream. Sodium ascorbate: Pure ascorbic acid can be too acidic for the stomach of certain individuals (and cause heartburn)

    Citations:

  • Ascorbic acid, https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0304416501002355
  • Ascorbic acid deficiency,https://ascpt.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1038/clpt.1985.229