VITAMIN C UPSA 500 mg Uses, Dosage, Side Effects, Precautions & Warnings

what is VITAMIN C UPSA
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Generic drug of the Therapeutic class: Metabolism and nutrition
Active ingredients: Ascorbic acid (E300) , Sodium ascorbate (E301)

what is VITAMIN C UPSA ?

  • Temporary states of fatigue in adults.

what is VITAMIN C UPSA medication used for and indication?

3 presentations are available for this drug:

  • 2 polypropylene tube (s) of 10 tablet (s)
  • 2 polypropylene tube (s) of 15 tablet (s)
  • polypropylene tube (s) of 15 tablet (s)
FEATURE DESCRIPTION
Pharmaceutical class vitamins
Active substance (s) for one tablet: ascorbic (acid) (250 mg), sodium (ascorbate) (285 mg)
General medicine no
Pharmaceutical form chewable tablet
Route (s) of administration oral
Selling price € 5.00
Social security reimbursement rate 65%
Laboratory BRISTOL MYERS SQUIBB
Conditions of issue restricted prescription drug

VITAMIN C UPSA Dosage

Administration mode

  • Oral route.

Dosage

  • This presentation is reserved for adults and children over 15 years old.
  • 1 to 2 chewable tablets per day.

Duration of the treatment

  • Treatment will be limited to 1 month.

VITAMIN C UPSA Contraindications

This medication is contraindicated in the following situations:

  • In case of hypersensitivity to one of the constituents,
    • calcium-oxalate renal lithiasis (urinary tract stones) for doses greater than 1g / day,
  • Due to the presence of aspartame, this medication is contraindicated in cases of phenylketonuria.

How To Take VITAMIN C UPSA ?

Pharmacotherapeutic group: Vitamin C, not associated; ATC code: A11GA01 (A: digestive system and metabolism).

how does VITAMIN C UPSA work?

Action mechanism :

  • Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin.
  • Vitamin C is also involved in various cellular redox reactions.

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor, pharmacist or nurse has told you. Check with your doctor, pharmacist or nurse if in doubt.

How To Store VITAMIN C UPSA ?

  • Keep this medication out of the sight and reach of children.
  • Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the package. The expiration date refers to the last day of that month.
  • No special storage conditions.
  • Do not throw away any medicines via a wastewater treatment plant or with household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to throw away the medicines you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

VITAMIN C UPSA Side Effects

Like all medicines, this medicine can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them.

  • At doses greater than 1 g / day in vitamin C, possibility of: digestive disorders (heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pain), urinary disorders (discomfort in the emission of urine or abnormal coloring of the urine).
  • At doses greater than 3 g / d in vitamin C, hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells) in subjects deficient in G6PD (lack of an enzyme in red blood cells).
  • Cases of dizziness, urticaria and rashes have been reported.

VITAMIN C UPSA Interactions

At doses greater than 2 g / day in vitamin C, ascorbic acid may interfere with the following biological tests: determinations of creatinine and blood and urine glucose (control of diabetes by glucose-oxidase test).

Combinations subject to precautions for use:

Deferoxamine:

  • With ascorbic acid in high doses and by the IV route: abnormal cardiac function, even acute cardiac insufficiency (generally reversible when vitamin C is stopped).
  • In case of hemochromatosis, give vitamin C only after starting treatment with deferoxamine. Monitor cardiac function in combination.

Drive and use machines

Warnings and Precautions

Warnings

  • If the disorders persist beyond 1 month of treatment or if the disorders worsen, aetiological research must be carried out and the action to be taken reassessed.

Precautions for use

  • Due to a slightly stimulating effect, it is desirable not to take this drug at the end of the day.
  • Vitamin C should be used with caution in patients with iron metabolism disorders predisposed to the formation of urinary or renal lithiasis and in subjects deficient in Glucose-6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase.

Linked to excipients with a known effect:

  • This medicine contains 20 mg of aspartame (E951) per chewable tablet. Aspartame contains a source of phenylalanine. May be dangerous for people with phenylketonuria (PKU), a rare genetic disorder characterized by the build-up of phenylalanine that cannot be eliminated properly.
  • This medicine contains 33 mg of sodium per chewable tablet, which is equivalent to 1.65% of the WHO recommended maximum daily food intake of 2 g of sodium per adult.

Chewable tablet, orange flavor:

  • This medicine contains 0.0006 mg of sulfur dioxide (E220) in the flavor. May, in rare cases, cause severe hypersensitivity reactions and bronchospasm.
  • This medicine contains traces of benzyl alcohol in the aroma. Benzyl alcohol can cause allergic reactions. Due to the risk of accumulation and toxicity (metabolic acidosis), caution should be taken in pregnant and lactating women, and in subjects with hepatic or renal impairment.

Chewable tablet, exotic fruit flavor:

  • This medicine contains 0.3 mg of alcohol (ethanol) per chewable tablet. The small amount of alcohol in this medicine is unlikely to have any noticeable effect.
  • This medicine contains 3.3 mg fructose per chewable tablet. The additive effect of concomitantly administered products containing fructose (or sorbitol) and food intake of fructose (or sorbitol) must be taken into account. Fructose can damage teeth.
  • This medicine contains 3.3 mg of glucose per chewable tablet. Patients with glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome (a rare inherited disease) should not take this medicine. May be harmful to teeth.
  • This medicine contains 3.3 mg of sucrose per chewable tablet. Patients with fructose intolerance, glucose-galactose malabsorption syndrome, or sucrase / isomaltase deficiency (rare inherited diseases) should not take this medicine. May be harmful to teeth.

PREGNANCY & BREAST-FEEDING & FERTILITY

Pregnancy

  • There is no teratogenesis study available in animals.
  • Clinically, a significant follow-up and exposed pregnancies in sufficiently high numbers did not reveal any malformative or fetotoxic effect of vitamin C.
  • Therefore, the use of this medicine should only be considered during pregnancy if necessary.

Feeding with milk

  • In the absence of data on the passage of vitamin C in breast milk, the use of this drug should be avoided during breast-feeding.

What happens if I overdose from VITAMIN C UPSA ?

  • At doses greater than 1 g / day in vitamin C, possibility of: digestive disorders (heartburn, diarrhea, abdominal pain), urinary disorders (oxalic, cystine and / or uric lithiasis).
  • At doses greater than 2 g / day in vitamin C, ascorbic acid can interfere with the following biological tests: determination of creatinine and blood and urine glucose (control of diabetes by glucose oxidase test).
  • At doses greater than 3 g / day in vitamin C, risk of hemolysis in subjects deficient in G6PD.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

  • Do not take a double dose to make up for the dose you forgot to take.

What happens if you stop taking VITAMIN C UPSA ?

  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.
  • Not applicable.

What is  Forms and Composition ?

SHAPES and PRESENTATIONS
  • Orange flavored chewable tablet: Box of 2 tubes of 15. Exotic fruit flavored chewable   tablet:   Box of 2 tubes of 15, with desiccant (silica gel).
COMPOSITION   
  p tablet
Ascorbic acid 250 mg
Sodium ascorbate 285 mg
(either in ascorbic acid: 250 mg / tab)

Excipients:

  • Chewable tablet, orange flavor: mannitol (E421), sodium riboflavin phosphate, aspartame (E951), talc, magnesium stearate, orange flavor (including sulfur dioxide (E220) and traces of benzyl alcohol).
  • Chewable tablet, exotic fruit flavor: mannitol (E421), sodium riboflavin phosphate, aspartame (E951), talc, magnesium stearate, passion fruit flavor (including ethanol, fructose, glucose and sucrose).
  • Excipients with known effect: one tablet contains 20 mg of aspartame (source of phenylalanine) (E951), 33 mg of sodium and, depending on the flavor: 0.0006 mg of sulfur dioxide (E220) and traces of alcohol benzyl in orange flavor and, 0.3 mg of ethanol, 3.3 mg of fructose, 3.3 mg of glucose and 3.3 mg of sucrose in passion fruit flavor.

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Additional information:

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Special warnings:

  • For pregnant and breastfeeding women, the elderly, boys and drivers, and use before surgery.

Side effects:

  • It treats possible side effects and drug interactions that require attention and its effect on continuous use.
  • The information contained in this medicine is based on medical literature, but it is not a substitute for consulting a doctor.

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