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ASCORBIC ACID 200MG TABLETS BP

Active substance(s): ASCORBIC ACID

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Ascorbic Acid 200 mg Tablets BP
This medicine will be called Ascorbic Acid Tablets
in this leaflet.

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start
taking this medicine.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• This medicine is only for you. Do not give it to
anyone else to take. It may harm them, even if
their symptoms are the same as yours.
• If you have any further questions, please ask your
doctor or pharmacist.
• If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible
side effects not listed in this leaflet. See section 4.
In this leaflet:
1. What Ascorbic Acid Tablets are and what they are
used for
2. Before you take Ascorbic Acid Tablets
3. How to take Ascorbic Acid Tablets
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ascorbic Acid Tablets
6. Further information

1. What Ascorbic Acid Tablets are and
what they are used for
These tablets contain the active ingredient, ascorbic
acid. Ascorbic acid is the chemical name for Vitamin
C. The tablets can be used to increase the amount of
Vitamin C in the diet.
Vitamin C Tablets are used to treat Vitamin C deficiency
including the prevention and treatment of scurvy.

2. Before you take Ascorbic Acid Tablets
Some people must not take these tablets.
Do not take these tablets if:
• You know you are allergic to ascorbic acid or to
any of the other ingredients (these are listed in
Section 6)
• You suffer from hyperoxaluria (excess oxalic acid
in the urine).
You must be especially careful if:
• You are pregnant or breastfeeding
• You have an intolerance to some sugars. These
tablets contain lactose and sucrose.
If any of the conditions above apply to you, please
discuss your treatment with your doctor before taking
this medicine.
Taking other medicines
Ascorbic Acid Tablets can affect some other
medicines you may be taking. Make sure your doctor
or pharmacist knows if you are taking an iron
preparation called desferrioxamine.
Always tell your doctor or pharmacist about all the
medicines you are taking. This means medicines you
have bought yourself as well as those you have on
prescription from your doctor.

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Driving and using machinery
Ascorbic Acid Tablets should not affect your ability to
drive or operate machinery.
Other special warnings
Taking Ascorbic Acid Tablets can affect the results of
a number of laboratory tests. If you are going to have
blood, urine or other tests make sure the doctor is
aware that you are taking Ascorbic Acid Tablets.

3. How to take Ascorbic Acid Tablets
The tablets should be chewed before swallowing.
If this medicine has been given to you by your doctor,
he/she will decide what dose you need to take.
Always take the tablets exactly as the doctor has told
you. The dose will be on the pharmacist’s label. If you
are not sure, ask your doctor or pharmacist. Carry on
taking them for as long as you have been told unless
you have any problems. In that case, check with your
doctor.
The usual doses are as follows:
Adults, the elderly and children over 12: The usual
dose is 1 or 2 tablets a day in divided doses.
Children aged 4 to 12:
The usual dose is 1/2 to 1 tablet a day.
If you have bought the tablets yourself, take the dose
described above.
If you take more tablets than you should
If you have taken a lot more tablets than you should,
speak to your doctor or pharmacist straightaway.
Take your tablets or the pack with you.
If you forget to take a dose of Ascorbic Acid
Tablets
If you miss a dose don’t worry. Miss this dose and
carry on with the normal routine.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects,
although not everybody gets them. If you have taken too
high a dose, the following have been reported:
Diarrhoea
Passing water (urinating) frequently.
Patients with glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase
deficiency taking this medicine, may develop a type
of anaemia (symptoms include headache, tiredness,
shortness of breath, jaundice).
Reporting of side effects
If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor,
pharmacist or nurse. This includes any possible side
effects not listed in this leaflet. You can also report side
effects directly via the Yellow Card Scheme at:
www.mhra.gov.uk/yellowcard. By reporting side effects
you can help provide more information on the safety of
this medicine.

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5. How to store Ascorbic Acid Tablets
Keep out of the sight and reach of children.
Do not store above 25˚C. Store in the original container
to protect the tablets from light. Keep the container
tightly closed to protect the tablets from moisture.
Do not use the tablets after the expiry date shown on
the label.
If you stop taking the tablets, please take any left
over back to your pharmacist to be destroyed.

6. Further Information
Ingredients
Each tablet contains 200 mg of the active ingredient,
ascorbic acid. The other ingredients are
microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal anhydrous silica,
stearic acid, lactose, talc, syrup (sucrose) and potato
starch.
What the medicine looks like
The tablets are round and white with a break line.
They are marked “200” on one side. They are
supplied to your pharmacist in packs of 28, 100 or
500 tablets. Not all pack sizes may be available.
Product licence holder and manufacturer
The product licence holder is
Dalkeith Laboratories Ltd., 2 Park Street, Woburn,
Bedfordshire, MK17 9PG, UK.
Manufactured by Surepharm Services Ltd., Bretby,
Burton upon Trent, Staffs, DE15 0YZ, UK.
Product Licence Number:
PL 17496/0014
Date of revision: June 2015.
If you would like the leaflet in a different format,
please contact the licence holder at the above
address.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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