Ascorbic Acid
What is it? Overview Usage Side Effects and Warnings
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What is Ascorbic Acid?

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• This medicine is used to promote proper growth and good health.

• This medicine is used to prevent or treat vitamin C deficiency.

• This medicine is used to decrease the urine's pH.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are on dialysis, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Do not take antacids within 2 hours of this medicine.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are pregnant or plan on getting pregnant.

• Tell healthcare provider if you are breast-feeding.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Kidney stones can rarely occur.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever;...

 
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