Vitamin C plays a vital role in maintaining healthy teeth, gums, skin, connective tissue and bones,It also functions as am antioxidant and may help to maintain healthy cells and blood vessels,HealthAid Vitamin C is specially formulated with Rosehip and Acerola to give a buffered tablet that does not irritate the stomach and is rapidly absorbed
Ascorbic acid is also known as Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that is important for the formation of collagen in bones, cartilage, muscle and blood vessels.
Vitamin C is used to treat and prevent scurvy, acidify the urine and treat other conditions where there is a deficiency of Vitamin C.
How do I take this medicine?
Take Vitamin C exactly as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Do not take more or less than instructed.
Vitamin C is available in different oral forms such as capsules, tablets, lozenges, syrup, chewable tablets, extended-release pills and liquid drops.
If you are taking the extended-release pills, swallow them whole. Do not chew, crush, cut or open these types of pills.
Take Vitamin C with a full glass of water.
What should I take note of while taking this medicine?
Inform your doctor if you suffer from diabetes or G6PD deficiency.
If you are going for urine tests, inform your doctor that you are taking Vitamin C supplements as it can interfere with certain laboratory tests.
Inform your doctor if you are pregnant.
What side effects could I experience?
Vitamin C is generally safe when taken as prescribed.
Side effects are usually mild and not common. These may include nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach cramps, stomach wind and headache.
When should I not use this medicine?
Alert your doctor if you suffer from kidney stones or other types of kidney disease.
Can I take this with other medicines?
Alert your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of these medicines:
- antacids containing aluminium salts
- iron supplements
Always inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal tonics, supplements and medicines that you buy without a prescription.
Are there any restrictions on the type of food I can take?
How should I store this medicine?
Store in a cool, dry place away from the reach of children.
Medicines must not be used past the expiry date.