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Ascorbic acid Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Warnings

Ascorbic acid is also known as: Acerola, Ascocid, Ascor, Ascor L 500, Ascor L NC, Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts, Betac, Cecon, Cee-500, Cemill, Cenolate, Centrum Singles-Vitamin C, Cevi-Bid, Dull-C, Ester-C, Fruit C, Mega-C-Acid Plus, N Ice with Vitamin C, Protexin, Sunkist Vitamin C, Vasoflex HD, Vita-C, Vitamin C, Vitamin C TR, Vitamin C with Rose Hips

Medically reviewed on November 20, 2017

Ascorbic acid Pregnancy Warnings

Ascorbic acid has been assigned to pregnancy category A by the FDA when used in doses that are advocated by the FDA. Doses exceeding the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) have been assigned to pregnancy category C. Animal studies have not been reported. There are no controlled data in human pregnancy. Ascorbic acid is only recommended for use during pregnancy when benefit outweighs risk.

High doses of ascorbic acid taken during pregnancy have been reported to cause conditional scurvy in infants following birth.

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Ascorbic acid Breastfeeding Warnings

Ascorbic acid is excreted into human breast milk. The effects in the nursing infant are unknown. The manufacturer recommends that caution be used when administering ascorbic acid to nursing women.

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References for pregnancy information

  1. Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Yaffe SJ.. "Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation. 6th ed." Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2002):
  2. "Product Information. Cemill (ascorbic acid)." Abbott Pharmaceutical, Abbott Park, IL.

References for breastfeeding information

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

Further information

Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances.

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