Description and properties of ascorbic acid

Vitamins is available in the form of pills, powders for suspension, lyophilizate for intramuscular and intravenous reference and solution for intravenous administration.

Ascorbic acid strengthens the structure of bones, teeth and the capillary walls, forms intracellular collagen.Also, the drug involved in the processes of cellular respiration, iron metabolism and the conversion of folic acid folinic.It has antioxidant properties, increases the body's resistance to viral diseases and infections.

Vitamin appointed during the prevention and treatment of hypo-and avitaminosis of vitamin C during pregnancy, breastfeeding, fatigue, heavy loads.Ascorbic acid is effective in winter, during rehabilitation after a long and serious il
lness with a high risk of infectious diseases.The drug is recommended for unbalanced diet, alcoholism, after the burn disease, hypothermia, and in the postoperative period.The tool is contraindicated in case of hypersensitivity to ascorbic acid.It should be used with caution in diabetes, thalassemia, oskaloze, kidney disease, hemochromatosis and anemia.

Instructions for use

Ascorbic acid is taken orally after a meal.For preventive purposes hypovitaminosis adult patients received 50-100 mg once a day for children - 25-75 mg per day.During pregnancy and lactation recommended intake of vitamin preparations with 300 mg once a day for two weeks, followed by 100 mg per day.With the purpose of treatment prescribed for children 50-100 mg two - three times a day, adults - 50-100 mg four - five times a day.The course of treatment is two weeks.

drug causes side effects such as fatigue, stomach cramps, nausea, vomiting, allergic reactions, sensation of heat.If the patient has a high content of iron in the body, the vitamin should be used in minimal doses.With prolonged use of ascorbic acid is necessary to periodically monitor the level of sugar in the blood, as there is evidence diabetogenic action of the drug.In the event of ascorbic acid in excessive amounts, it is rapidly excreted in unchanged form in the urine.This occurs at a daily dose exceeding 200 mg.