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ASCORBIC ACID TABLETS BP 500MG

Active substance: ASCORBIC ACID - 2.5% ETHYLCELLULOSE COATED

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4. Possible side effects

Like all medicines, Ascorbic Acid tablets can cause
side effects although not everybody gets them.
Tell your doctor if you notice any of the following
side effects, they get worse or you notice any not
listed:
• Allergic reaction: itchy skin rash, swelling of
the face, lips, tongue or throat, or difficulty

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breathing or swallowing.
• Effects on the stomach: feeling or being sick,
diarrhoea, stomach cramps.
• Other side effects: flushing or redness of the
skin, headache, increased production of urine.

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5. How to store

Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Store in a cool dry place. Protect from light.
Avoid contact with metal.
Do not use Ascorbic Acid after the expiry date
stated on the label/carton/bottle. The expiry date
refers to the last day of that month.

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Medicines should not be disposed of via
wastewater or household waste. Ask your
pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no
longer required. These measures will help to
protect the environment.

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6. Further information

What Ascorbic Acid tablets contain
• The active substance (the ingredient that
makes the tablets work) is ascorbic acid. Each
tablet contains 500mg of the active substance.
• The other ingredients are stearic acid, sodium
metabisulphite (E223), microcrystalline
cellulose (101) (E460).
• The sodium content of each tablet is 0.6mg.

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What Ascorbic Acid tablets look like and contents
of the pack
Ascorbic Acid tablets are white, circular, flat
bevelled-edge, uncoated tablets.
Pack size is 28.
Marketing Authorisation Holder and Manufacturer
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK.
This leaflet was last revised in October 2007.

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Ascorbic Acid
28 tablets
tablets
For oral use

Each tablet contains 500mg ascorbic
acid. Also contains: sodium
metabisulphite (E223). Tablets should be
chewed before swallowing. Use as
directed by physician. Keep out of the
reach and sight of children. Store in a
cool dry place. Protect from light. Avoid
contact with metal.

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500
mg

5 012617 010148
PL 0142/6435
50135448

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If you stop taking the tablets
If you have been taking Ascorbic Acid tablets for a
long time, you may develop a deficiency if you
stop taking them. Talk to your doctor before you
stop taking the tablets and follow their advice.

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If you forget to take the tablets
If you forget to take a dose, take it as soon as you
remember it and then take the next dose at the
right time. Do not take a double dose to make up
for a forgotten dose.

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Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

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Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking
this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• If you have any further questions, ask your doctor
or pharmacist.
• This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do not pass it on
to others. It may harm them, even if their symptoms are the
same as yours.

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Index
1. What Ascorbic Acid tablets are and what
they are used for
2. Before you take
3. How to take
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store
6. Further information

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Do not take Ascorbic Acid tablets and tell your
doctor if you:
• have a high level of oxalic acid in your urine
(hyperoxaluria)
• are allergic to any of the ingredients in the
tablets (see section 6). The tablets contain
sodium metabisulphite (E223) which may

Ascorbic acid is a man-made vitamin C. Ascorbic
Acid tablets are used to treat scurvy (a disease
caused by a lack of vitamin C).

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28 tablets
For oral use

Each tablet contains 500mg ascorbic acid.
Also contains: sodium metabisulphite (E223).
Tablets should be chewed before swallowing.
Use as directed by physician. Keep out of the
reach and sight of children. Store in a cool dry
place. Protect from light. Avoid contact with
metal.

Base label

500
mg

PL 0142/6435
50135448
Actavis, Barnstaple, EX32 8NS, UK

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Ascorbic Acid
tablets

rarely cause allergic reactions or breathing
difficulties.
Taking other medicines
Please tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are
taking or have recently taken any other medicines,
including medicines obtained without a prescription. Especially:
• antacids containing aluminium (for indigestion)

• aspirin
• desferrioxamine (for excessive absorption and
storage of iron and some blood abnormalities)
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
If you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant
or are breast-feeding, tell your doctor or
pharmacist before taking any medicine.

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2. Before you take

1. What Ascorbic Acid tablets are and
what they are used for

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Tests
If you need to have any blood or urine tests, tell
your doctor you are taking Ascorbic Acid tablets,
as they might affect the results.

3. How to take

Always take Ascorbic Acid tablets exactly as your
doctor has told you. If you are not sure, check with
your doctor or pharmacist.

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Chew the tablets before swallowing.
Doses:
Adults (including the elderly): 500mg–1g two or
three times a day.
Children over 12 years: 500mg two or three
times a day.
Children 6-12 years: 500mg twice a day.

If you take more than you should
If you (or someone else) swallow a lot of tablets at
the same time, or you think a child may have
swallowed any, contact your nearest hospital
casualty department or tell your doctor immediately.

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Ascorbic Acid 500mg tablets

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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