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ASCORBIC ACID INJECTION BPC 500MG/5ML

Active substance(s): ASCORBIC ACID

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Patient Information Leaflet
Ascorbic Acid Injection BPC, 10 % w/v Solution for Injection

1. What Ascorbic Acid Injection is for
Read all of this leaflet carefully before you are
given this medicine.
U Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again
U If you have any further questions, ask your
doctor or nurse
U This medicine has been prescribed for you. Do
not pass it on to others. It may harm them, even
if their symptoms are the same as yours
U In this leaflet, Ascorbic Acid Injection, 10 % w/v
Solution for Injection will be called Ascorbic
Acid Injection.
In this leaflet:
1. What Ascorbic Acid Injection is for
2. Before you are given Ascorbic Acid Injection
3. How Ascorbic Acid Injection will be given to you
4. Possible side effects
5. How to store Ascorbic Acid Injection
6. Further information.

Ascorbic acid is a nutritional supplement
commonly called Vitamin C. It is used to prevent
and treat scurvy or other conditions requiring
extra vitamin C.
Ascorbic Acid Injection is used when the vitamin C
deficiency is severe or taking tablets is difficult.

2. Before you are given Ascorbic Acid Injection
Do not use Ascorbic Acid Injection if:
U You have a condition called hyperoxaluria,
where you have too much oxalate in your urine.
This can lead to kidney stones.
If this applies to you talk to your doctor or nurse.
Check with your doctor before you are given
Ascorbic Acid Injection if:
U You have kidney problems
U You smoke
U You have an enzyme deficiency called G6PD
deficiency. Large doses of ascorbic acid can
cause your blood cells to break up.

Tell your doctor if you are taking any of the
following medicines:
U Asprin
U Desferrioxamine used to treat iron overload
U Medicines used to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin)
U Appetite suppressants (e.g. fenfluramine)
U Oral contraceptives which contains oestrogen
(e.g. “the pill”)
U antibiotics (e.g. tetracycline)
U iron supplement
U oral anticoagulants (e.g. Warfarin)
U fluphenazine for mental disorders
U Any other medicine, including medicines
obtained without a prescription.
If any of the above applies to you talk to your
doctor or nurse.
Having Ascorbic Acid Injection with food and drink
Do not drink alcohol whilst you are having
Ascorbic Acid injections.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding
Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, trying to
become pregnant or breastfeeding. Large doses of
ascorbic acid, i.e. greater than 1g daily, should not
be taken during pregnancy since the effect of large
doses on the foetus is unknown.
Ascorbic acid is excreted in breast milk but there is
no evidence of any hazard to the baby.

3. How Ascorbic Acid Injection will be given to you
Important:
Ascorbic Acid Injection will be given to you by a
doctor or nurse. Your doctor will choose the dose
that is right for you
Adults and the elderly
To treat scurvy the usual dose is 0.5 g to 1 g per day.
To prevent scurvy the usual dose is 200 mg to 500
mg per day.
Children
To treat scurvy the usual dose is 100 mg to 300 mg
per day.
To prevent scurvy the usual dose is 30 mg per day.
If you think you have been given more Ascorbic Acid
Injection than you should
As this medicine will be given to you by a doctor or
nurse, it is unlikely that you will be given too little or
too much. However, if you think you have been
given too much of this medicine, please tell your
doctor.
Large doses of ascorbic acid may cause diarrhoea
and kidney stones may form if your urine is acidic.
Doses of 600 mg or more may lead to more frequent
passing water.

If you have any further questions about the use of
this medicine, ask your doctor or nurse.

4. Possible side effects
Like all medicines Ascorbic Acid Injection can cause
side effects, although not everybody gets them.
U Diarrhoea
U Increased urination (passing water)
U Formation of kidney stones if your urine is acidic.
If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice
any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell
your doctor or nurse.

5. How to store Ascorbic Acid Injection
Keep out of the reach and sight of children.
Do not use this medicine after the expiry date on the
carton and vial label. The expiry date refers to the
last day of that month.
Store below 25°C.
Your doctor or nurse will make sure your medicine is
correctly stored and disposed of.

What Ascorbic Acid Injection looks like
Ascorbic Acid Injection is a sterile solution in a 5 ml
clear glass ampoule. It comes in packs of 10
ampoules.
Marketing Authorisation Holder
Phoenix Labs, Suite 12, Bunkilla Plaza,
Bracetown Business Park, Clonee, Co. Meath, Ireland.
Manufacturer
Labiana Pharmaceuticals, S.L.U., C/ Casanova 27-31,
Corbera de Llobregat, Barcelona, (Spain)
This leaflet was last updated December 2014

If this leaflet is difficult to see or read or you
would like it in a different format, please contact:
Phoenix Labs, Suite 12, Bunkilla Plaza,
Bracetown Business Park,
Clonee, Co. Meath, Ireland.

6. Further information
What Ascorbic Acid Injection contains
The active substance is Ascorbic Acid (500 mg per 5 ml).
The other ingredients are: sodium bicarbonate,
sodium metabisulphite, hydrochloric acid, ‘water for
injections’.

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Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

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