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Sunkist Vitamin C

Name of the generic: ascorbic acid (vitamin C) [ as-KORE-bik-AS-id [ as-KORE-bik -AS-id]
Names of brands: Acerola, Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts, C-500-Gr Cemill 1000, C-Time,

Drug class: vitamins

Sunkist Vitamin C is a brand name that has been discontinued. The Sunkist Vitamin C brand name has been removed within the U.S. If there are generic versions of this item that have been approved by the FDA, there may be alternatives that are similar to the original.

How to take Ascorbic Acid?

Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is found naturally in many foods, including tomatoes, citrus fruits, potatoes, and other leafy vegetables. Vitamin C is vital for connective tissues, bones, muscles, and blood vessels. Vitamin C can also help the body absorb iron, which is required to produce red blood cells. Ascorbic acid can be used to treat vitamin C deficiencies. Ascorbic acid can be used in other ways not mentioned in this medication guide.

Side effects of Ascorbic Acid

Contact a medical professional immediately. If you notice any of the following symptoms that indicate an allergic reaction, symptoms of hives: difficulty breathing and swelling of your lips, tongue, throat, or face. Ascorbic acid can cause serious side effects. Stop taking ascorbic acid and contact your doctor immediately if you suffer from:

  • Joint pain and tiredness, a weak sensation, weight loss, and stomach pain
  • The chills and the feeling of being cold, a more frequent urge to urinate, uncomfortable or difficult urination,
  • Intense pain in your side or lower back and blood within your urine.

Common adverse effects associated with Sunkist Vitamin C may include:

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

This is not a comprehensive list of all the side effects. Other effects may also be present. Contact your physician for advice regarding medical effects. You can report any adverse reactions to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Related drugs

Acetylcysteine, Biotin, Ascorbic acid, Niacin, Vitamin C, multivitamin, and Ester-C


Follow the instructions on your prescription label and on the label of your package. Inform your health care providers about your medical issues, allergies, and any medications you take.

Before taking this medication

It is best not to use ascorbic acid if you have had any allergic reactions to vitamin C supplements. Consult a physician or pharmacist for advice on using ascorbic acid in the event that you suffer from:

  • Kidney disease or an underlying past history of kidney stones;
  • Hereditary iron overload disorder (hemochromatosis) or
  • Smokers (smoking can reduce the effectiveness of ascorbic acid).

How to take ascorbic acid?

Follow the directions on the label or as directed by your physician. Avoid using in larger than smaller quantities or for a longer time than is recommended.

The recommended daily allowance of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) grows with age. Follow the advice of your doctor. You can also refer to the 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 details. Take plenty of liquids when you take ascorbic acid. The tablet chewable should be chewed prior to taking it. Ascorbic acid gum can be chewed for as long as you want, then discarded. 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 do not own an instrument for measuring doses, request one from your pharmacist. One. Retain the tablet in the container until you're ready to consume it. Make use of dry hands to take off the tablet, then place it inside your mouth. Don't take the tablet in whole. Allow it to dissolve in your mouth without chewing. Drink several times until the tablet disintegrates. Keep ascorbic acid at cool, dry temperatures, away from heat and humidity.

Avoid stopping taking ascorbic acid suddenly after long-term usage at very high dosages, as you might be suffering from a "conditional" vitamin C deficiency. Signs of this include bleeding gums, being tired and exhausted, and the appearance of blue or red spots in the hair follicles. Follow your doctor's advice on decreasing your dosage. Vitamin C deficiencies that are not cured are often difficult to correct when you are not under medical guidance.

What will happen if I take excessively?

You should take the dose you missed as soon as you remember. Avoid any missed doses if you are nearing the time for the next dose. Don't take any extra medication to make up for the missed dose.

What happens if I overdose?

Get medical attention in an emergency or contact the poison help line at 1-800-222-1222.

What not to do?

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

Interaction with other drugs

Other medications can interfere with ascorbic acid, which includes prescription and over-the-counter drugs, vitamins, and herbal products. Inform your health professionals about the medicines you are taking currently and all medicines you stop or start using.