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Ascorbic acid quickly melts.

Generic name: ascorbic acid (vitamin C) [ as-KORE-bik-AS-id
Brand name: Acerola, Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts C-500-Gr Cemill 1,000, C-Time… display the 17 brands
Drug class: vitamins

What is Ascorbic acid?

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is naturally found in many foods, including tomatoes, citrus fruits, potatoes, and leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is essential for connective tissue and bone muscles, as well as blood vessels. Vitamin C aids in helping the body absorb iron, which is required for the production of red blood cells.The acid ascorbic is utilised to treat or help prevent vitamin C deficiencies.Ascorbic acid could be used in other ways not covered in this medication guide.

Side effects of Ascorbic acid

See a doctor immediately. If you experience any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, difficulty breathing or swelling of your lips, face, tongue, throat, or face.

Ascorbic acid can cause serious adverse side effects. Stop taking ascorbic acid and contact your physician immediately if you experience:

  • Joint pain, fatigue, weakness sensation, weight loss, stomach pain
  • The chills and the feeling of being cold, a more frequent urge to urinate, uncomfortable or difficult urination, and
  • Extreme pain in your back or lower back blood from your urine.

Common adverse effects of ascorbic acid quick melts could be:

  • Heartburn, an upset stomach,
  • Sickness, diarrhoea, stomach cramps, and nausea.

This isn't a complete list of possible side effects, and others could happen. Contact your doctor to seek medical advice on the effects. You can report any side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.


Follow the instructions on the label of your medication and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and the medicines you are taking.

Before you take this drug

You shouldn't take ascorbic acid if you have ever experienced any allergic reactions to vitamin C supplements.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice on using ascorbic acid if you suffer from:

  • Kidney disease, an underlying past history, or a history of kidney stones;
  • Hereditary iron overload disorder (hematochromatosis)
  • If smokers smoke (smoking can cause ascorbic acid to become less effective),

The dosage requirements for you might differ when you are pregnant or breastfeeding a baby. Don't take ascorbic acid without the advice of your doctor in any case.

How to take Ascorbic acid?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Don't use it in greater quantities, in smaller amounts, or for a longer period than is recommended.The recommended daily allowance for vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is increased as you age. Follow the instructions of your physician. You can also check your physician's Office of Dietary Supplements of the National Institutes of Health or the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Nutrient Database (formerly "Recommended Daily Allowances") listing for more information.Take plenty of fluids while you take ascorbic acid.The tablet chewable is best chewed prior to taking it in.Ascorbic acid gum is a good choice to chew for as long as you like and then discard.Do not chew, crush, or break the extended-release tablets. Suck it up whole.Measure the liquid dosage using an appropriate dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you don't have an instrument for measuring doses, ask your pharmacist for one.The tablet that dissolves orally should remain in the container until you are able to consume it. Utilise dry hands to remove the tablet, then place it inside your mouth. Be sure to not eat the tablet completely. Let it dissolve in the mouth and swallow it without chewing. Drink several times until the tablet disintegrates.Conserve ascorbic acid at room temperature, away from heat and humidity.Avoid stopping taking ascorbic acid abruptly after prolonged use at very high dosages, and you may be suffering from "conditional" vitamin C deficiency. The signs include bleeding gums, being tired and exhausted, as well as areas of blue or red in the hair follicles. Follow your doctor's advice on the dosage you are tapering. Vitamin C deficiencies in the form of vitamin C are difficult to treat when you are not under medical guidance.

What happens if I miss the dose?

Do the dose you missed as soon as you remember. Do not take your missed dose if it's nearing the time for the next dose. Do not take any additional medicine to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

For medical emergencies, seek emergency medical attention or contact for help at the Poison Help Line at 1-800-222-1222.

What should be avoided?

Follow your doctor's advice regarding any restrictions on your food, drink, or activities.

Interaction with other drug

Other drugs can interfere with ascorbic acids, such as prescription and over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform all of your health professionals about the medicines you are taking in the present and any medication that you decide to stop or modify your use of.