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Ascorvita (ascorbic acid) - effervescent tablets

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Ascorvita effervescent tablets; 1 g; 10 tables mousse. with a lemon flavor NP Pharma b / d Check
Ascorvita effervescent tablets; 1 g; 20 tables mousse. with a lemon flavor NP Pharma 13.89 Check

Note: reimbursed drug prices are in line with the regulations in force from July 1, 2018.

The preparation contains the substance:ascorbic acid

The drug is available without a prescription

What is Ascorvita?

The preparation is used in conditions of increased demand for vitamin C or its deficiency.

What does Ascorvita contain and how does it work?

The product contains vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Vitamin C is indispensable in many metabolic processes, participates in oxidation and reduction processes, is an antioxidant (it has antioxidant properties, protects against the action of free radicals), takes, among others participation in the biosynthesis of collagen, folic acid, adrenocortical hormones, steroid hormones, insulin , influences the metabolism of thyroxine, facilitates the absorption of iron. Stimulates immune processes, in the course of colds and flu there is an increased demand for vitamin C. Deficiency of vitamin C (eg after a few months of diet with insufficient vitamin C content) results in abnormal connective tissue function, synthesis disorders and metabolism of many Biol ogical molecules, general weakness, pain muscles and joints, delayed healing of wounds, bleeding from the gums and from the nose, inflammation of the gums, development of scurvy. The normal concentration of Ascorbic acid in the plasma is about 10 mg / l, in people with hypovitaminosis symptoms it is lower than 6 mg / l, and in people with clinical symptoms of scorching less than 2 mg / l. After oral administration, ascorbic acid is well absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract in a dose-dependent amount (up to 200 mg daily is absorbed up to 90%, for a dose of 1 g per day, about 50%). After a single dose of 500 mg, the maximum concentration in the blood occurs after 2-3 hours.

When should I use Ascorvita?

Indications for use of the preparation include:
· Vitamin C deficiency
· States of increased demand for vitamin C.

When not to use this preparation?

Unfortunately, even if there are indications to use the preparation, it can not always be used. You can not use the preparation if you are allergic (you are hypersensitive) to any of the ingredients.
Do not use in patients with kidney stones.
Due to the content of aspartame, it should not be used in patients with phenylketonuria.
Do not use in children under 12 years of age.
It is not recommended during pregnancy or during breastfeeding.

When should you take special care with Ascorvita?

Certain diseases and other circumstances may constitute a contraindication to use or indication to change the dosage of the preparation. In some situations it may be necessary to carry out specific check-ups.
In people with blood Glucose -6-phosphate dehydrogenase, long-term use of ascorbic acid may cause hemolysis of red blood cells.
Avoid using doses higher than 1g per day in people:
· With cystinuria (a metabolic disease in which there is an increased excretion of cystine in the urine)
· With increased levels of uric acid in the blood or gout patients
· With an increased concentration of oxalates in the urine (risk of crystallization of oxalic acid)
· Taking tricyclic antidepressants
· With excessive absorption of iron from the gastrointestinal tract.
Vitamin C can affect the results of some laboratory tests (eg, for the determination of urinary glucose, faecal occult blood, levels of ethyl estradiol, liver enzymes, iron levels, and urine pH).
Additional information about the other ingredients of the preparation:
the preparation contains aspartame, a source of phenylalanine and should not be used by patients with phenylketonuria;
the preparation contains 294.5 mg sodium in 1 tablet (information for people on a low sodium diet);
the preparation contains sorbitol; people with inherited disorders associated with fructose intolerance should not use the preparation.

Does this preparation affect the ability to drive vehicles?
There was no effect of the preparation on the ability to drive vehicles and operate equipment / machines.

Dosage of Ascorvita

The preparation is in the form of effervescent tablets. It is intended for oral use (after dissolving in water). Use the preparation as recommended. Do not exceed the recommended doses because it will not increase the effectiveness of the drug and may harm your health and life. If you have any doubts regarding the use of the preparation, consult a physician.
Adults and adolescents after the age of 12: 1 effervescent tablet per day, after reconstitution in 0.5 glasses of water or juice.

Can I use Ascorvita during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

During pregnancy, do not use any medicine without consulting your doctor!
It is very important that before using any medicine during pregnancy or breastfeeding, consult a physician and explain beyond any doubt the potential risks and benefits associated with the use of the drug.
It is not recommended during pregnancy or during breastfeeding.

Can I use other preparations in parallel?

Tell your doctor about all medicines you have recently taken, including those that are over the counter.
When used in large doses, vitamin C (ascorbic acid) causes acidification of the urine, which may reduce the excretion of acidic drugs and increase the excretion of alkaline drugs (eg tricyclic antidepressants). Vitamin C may affect the effects of anticoagulants (such as Warfarin ), increase the absorption of iron (also increase iron toxicity), reduce the excretion of Acetylsalicylic acid . Flavonoids intensify and prolong the action of vitamin C. The use of vitamin C with sulfonamides may cause the precipitation of sulfonamide crystals in the urine. Vitamin C can increase the concentration of extrinsic estrogens in the blood. Vitamin C can also affect the results of some laboratory tests (eg for the determination of glucose in the urine, for the determination of faecal occult blood). Before carrying out laboratory tests, please inform your doctor that you are taking the product.

What side effects can occur?

Like all medicines, Ascorvita can cause side effects, although they will not occur in all patients who use this medicine. Remember that the expected benefits of using the drug are usually greater than the damage resulting from the occurrence of side effects.
The preparation is usually well tolerated. If long-term high doses of vitamin C (greater than 1g per day) are used, nausea, vomiting, indigestion / heartburn, diarrhea, skin rash, acidification of urine and crystallization of oxalate and urate in the urinary tract (formation of urinary stones) may occur. In people with blood glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase, ascorbic acid may cause haemolysis of red blood cells and haemolytic anemia.

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