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Ascorbic Acid

In some countries, this medicine may only be approved for veterinary use.

In the US, Ascorbic Acid (ascorbic acid systemic) is a member of the drug class vitamins and is used to treat Dietary Supplementation, Scurvy and Urinary Acidification.

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ATC (Anatomical Therapeutic Chemical Classification)


CAS registry number (Chemical Abstracts Service)


Chemical Formula


Molecular Weight


Therapeutic Categories

Food additive (e number)

Pharmaceutic aid

Vitamin C

Chemical Names

(5R)-5-[(1S)-1,2-Dihydroxyetyl]-3,4-dihydroxyfuran-2(5H)-one (Ph. Eur.)

3-Oxo-L-gulofuranolactone (enolic form) (WHO)

L-Ascorbic acid

Foreign Names

Generic Names

  • Acide ascorbique (OS: DCF)
  • Ascorbic Acid (OS: BAN, JAN)
  • E 300 (IS: E Number)
  • L-xylo-Ascorbinsäure (IS)
  • Vitamin C (IS)
  • Acidum ascorbicum (PH: Ph. Eur. 8, Ph. Int. 4)
  • Ascorbic Acid (PH: BP 2016, JP XVI, Ph. Int. 4, USP 38)
  • Ascorbic acid (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ascorbinsäure (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ascorbique (acide) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ascorbinsäure calcium (IS)
  • E 302 (IS: E Number)
  • UNII-183E4W213W (IS)
  • Calcii ascorbas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium (ascorbate de) (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium ascorbate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Calcium Ascorbate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)
  • Calciumascorbat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Ascorbinsäure magnesium (IS)
  • Sodio ascorbato (OS: DCIT)
  • Ascorbin (IS)
  • Cevalin (IS)
  • E 301 (IS)
  • Natrium ascorbinicum (IS)
  • UNII-S033EH8359 (IS)
  • Ascorbate sodique (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Natrii ascorbas (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Natriumascorbat (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium ascorbate (PH: Ph. Eur. 8)
  • Sodium Ascorbate (PH: BP 2016, USP 38)

Brand Names


BANBritish Approved Name
DCFDénomination Commune Française
DCITDenominazione Comune Italiana
ISInofficial Synonym
JANJapanese Accepted Name
OSOfficial Synonym
PHPharmacopoeia Name
Ph. Eur.European Pharmacopoeia
Rec.INNRecommended International Nonproprietary Name (World Health Organization)
WHOWorld Health Organization

Further information on drug naming conventions: International Nonproprietary Names.

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