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Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) Disease Interactions

There are 4 disease interactions with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid):

Moderate

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (applies to Vitamin C) hemolysis

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: G-6-PD Deficiency

Acute hemolysis following administration of high doses of ascorbic acid in patients with glucose-6-phosphate deficiency (G6PD) has been reported. Ascorbic acid should be administered cautiously and dosages modified in patients with G6PD.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cemill (ascorbic acid)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
Moderate

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (applies to Vitamin C) kidney stones

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility. Applicable conditions: Nephrolithiasis

Large doses of ascorbic acid have lead to hyperoxaluria in 5% of patients. Ascorbic acid can acidify urine resulting in precipitation of urate, cystine, or oxalate stones. Ascorbic acid should be administered cautiously and dosages modified in patients predisposed to renal stones. Clinical monitoring of urinalysis for pH and crystal formation is recommended.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cemill (ascorbic acid)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
Moderate

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (applies to Vitamin C) sodium

Moderate Potential Hazard, Low plausibility. Applicable conditions: Hypernatremia, Hypertension

Ascorbic acid preparations contain sodium. The sodium content should be considered when used in patients with sodium restricted diets and conditions require sodium restriction, such as congestive heart failure, hypertension, and fluid retention.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cemill (ascorbic acid)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.
Minor

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (applies to Vitamin C) dialysis

Minor Potential Hazard, High plausibility. Applicable conditions: hemodialysis

Ascorbic acid is removed by dialysis.

References

  1. "Product Information. Cemill (ascorbic acid)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) drug interactions

There are 27 drug interactions with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) alcohol/food interactions

There is 1 alcohol/food interaction with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

Further information

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