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Generic Name: sodium ascorbate (SO-dee-uhm a-SKOR-bate)
Brand Name: Cenolate
Cenolate injection is used for:
Treating and preventing low levels of vitamin C. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.
Cenolate injection is a vitamin. It works by supplementing vitamin C, which is used in many functions in the body.
Do NOT use Cenolate injection if:
- you are allergic to any ingredient in Cenolate injection or to another sulfite
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.
Before using Cenolate injection:
Some medical conditions may interact with Cenolate injection. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:
- if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
- if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
- if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
- if you have asthma, diabetes, or kidney problems, including if you are on dialysis
- if you have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, a high iron level in the blood, anemia (eg, sickle cell, sideroblastic, thalassemia), or kidney stones
Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cenolate injection. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:
- Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because the risk of their side effects may be increased by Cenolate injection
- Disulfiram because its effectiveness may be decreased by Cenolate injection
This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cenolate injection may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.
How to use Cenolate injection:
Use Cenolate injection as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.
- Cenolate injection is usually given as an injection at your doctor's office, hospital, or clinic. If you will be using Cenolate injection at home, a health care provider will teach you how to use it. Be sure you understand how to use Cenolate injection. Follow the procedures you are taught when you use a dose. Contact your health care provider if you have any questions.
- Do not use Cenolate injection if it contains particles, is cloudy or discolored, or if the vial is cracked or damaged.
- Keep this product, as well as syringes and needles, out of the reach of children and pets. Do not reuse needles, syringes, or other materials. Ask your health care provider how to dispose of these materials after use. Follow all local rules for disposal.
- If you miss a dose of Cenolate injection, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.
Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cenolate injection.
Important safety information:
- Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while you use Cenolate injection unless your doctor tells you to.
- Some of these products contain sulfites. Sulfites may cause an allergic reaction in some patients (eg, asthma patients). If you have ever had an allergic reaction to sulfites, ask your pharmacist if your product has sulfites in it.
- Cenolate injection has aluminum in it. Before you start any new medicine, check the label to see if it has aluminum in it too. If it does or if you are not sure, check with your doctor or pharmacist.
- Diabetes patients - Cenolate injection may cause the results of some tests for urine glucose to be wrong. Ask your doctor before you change your diet or the dose of your diabetes medicine.
- Use Cenolate injection with caution in the ELDERLY; they may be more sensitive to its effects, especially increased blood levels of aluminum.
- Cenolate injection should be used with extreme caution in NEWBORNS or INFANTS. It may cause serious nervous system problems and other side effects.
- PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: It is not known if Cenolate injection can cause harm to the fetus. If you become pregnant, contact your doctor. You will need to discuss the benefits and risks of using Cenolate injection while you are pregnant Cenolate injection is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Cenolate injection, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible side effects of Cenolate injection:
All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:
Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:
Burning, pain, stinging, or swelling at the injection site.
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); bone pain; mental or mood changes; muscle weakness; severe or persistent diarrhea.
This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions about side effects, contact your health care provider. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. To report side effects to the appropriate agency, please read the Guide to Reporting Problems to FDA.
If OVERDOSE is suspected:
Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center, or emergency room immediately.Proper storage of Cenolate injection:
Store Cenolate injection in the refrigerator, between 36 and 46 degrees F (2 and 8 degrees C). Do not freeze. Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Keep Cenolate injection out of the reach of children and away from pets.
- If you have any questions about Cenolate injection, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
- Cenolate injection is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
- If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.
- Check with your pharmacist about how to dispose of unused medicine.
This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take Cenolate injection or any other medicine. Only your health care provider has the knowledge and training to decide which medicines are right for you. This information does not endorse any medicine as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. This is only a brief summary of general information about Cenolate injection. It does NOT include all information about the possible uses, directions, warnings, precautions, interactions, adverse effects, or risks that may apply to Cenolate injection. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You must talk with your healthcare provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using Cenolate injection.