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ASCORBIC TABLETS BP 50MG
Active substance(s): ASCORBIC ACID
Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50 mg
Read all of this leaflet carefully because it contains important information for you.
This medicine is available without prescription. Nevertheless, you still need to use
Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50 mg carefully to get the best results from it.
• Keep this leaflet. You may need to read it again.
• Ask your pharmacist if you need more information or advice.
• 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 pharmacist.
In this leaflet:
1. What Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50mg are and what they are used for.
2. Before you take Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50mg.
3. How to take Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50mg.
4. Possible side effects
5. How to Store Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50mg
6. Further information
1. What Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50 mg are and what they are used for:
• Each tablet contains 50 mg of the active ingredient, ascorbic acid.
• Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C) is a nutritional supplement. Ascorbic Acid tablets are for
oral administration and are intended for the prevention of scurvy or for use where
vitamin C deficiency might be expected.
2. Before you take Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50 mg:
Take special care with Ascorbic acid:
• If you have or have had kidney stones, please consult your doctor before taking these
• This medicine contains lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Taking other medicines:
• Very high doses might adversely affect the action of the anti-clotting agent warfarin.
Please note that these statements may also apply to products used some time ago or at
some time in the future.
Please inform your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, or have recently taken, any
other medicine- even those not prescribed.
• Do not take more than the recommended dose of these tablets if you are pregnant or
Ask your doctor or pharmacist for advice before taking any medicine.
3. How to take Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50 mg:
The usual dose for the treatment of scurvy in children, adults or the elderly is two
tablets three times a day and for possible deficiency two tablets per day. This means a
daily maximum of six tablets.
The tablets may be sucked, chewed or swallowed with a drink of water.
Consult your doctor immediately if you have taken too many tablets.
If you have missed a dose, do not double-up on a dose to make up for the one you
4.Possible side effects:
Like all medicines, Ascorbic Acid can have side effects.
High doses (too many tablets per day) may cause diarrhoea or they may have a diuretic
effect (passing water frequently). If this occurs you should stop taking the tablets.
These are all mild side effects of Ascorbic Acid.
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 pharmacist.
5. How to store Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50 mg:
• Store in a dry place. Do not store above 20°C.
• Do not use Ascorbic Acid after the expiry/use before date on the pack.
• Keep out of the reach and sight of children
What Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50mg contain
The active substance is Ascorbic Acid.
The other ingredients are silicon dioxide, talc, Stearic acid, lactose, sucrose and potato
What Ascorbic Acid Tablets 50 mg look like and contents of the pack
Ascorbic Acid Tablets are plain white bi-convex tablets.
Ascorbic Acid Tablets are available in tubs of 100,500 or 1000 tablets and blister packs
of 28 tablets.
Marketing Authorisation Holder:
Strides Pharma Limited, Themistokli Dervi , Julia House, CY-1066 Nicosia
Norbrook Laboratories Umited,Newry,Co.Down, Northern Ireland.
Legal Category: GSL
Leaflet revised: October 2012
Source: Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
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