Drug Name: CALCIUM ASCORBATE
CALCIUM ASCORBATE DESCRIPTION:
ASCORBIC ACID - ORAL (ask-OR-bick acid)
COMMON CALCIUM ASCORBATE BRAND NAME(S):
Cecon, Sunkist, Vitamin C
CALCIUM ASCORBATE SIDE EFFECTS:
CALCIUM ASCORBATE may cause stomach upset, diarrhea, mouth sores, frequent urination or kidney stones. Consult your doctor if any of these effects persist or worsen. If you notice other effects not listed above, contact your doctor or pharmacist.
HOW TO USE CALCIUM ASCORBATE:
CALCIUM ASCORBATE: Take CALCIUM ASCORBATE as directed. Chewable tablets must be chewed thoroughly before swallowing followed with a glass of water. Timed-release capsules or tablets must be swallowed whole. Do not crush or chew them. Mix the powder form in a glass of juice or water. Stir well and drink immediately.
CALCIUM ASCORBATE USES:
Ascorbic acid (also known as vitamin C) is used to treat and prevent vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C deficiency can lead to to scurvy.
CALCIUM ASCORBATE PRECAUTIONS:
Tell your doctor your medical history, especially: diabetes, blood disorders, kidney stones, any drug or food allergies. Large doses of ascorbic acid may cause kidney stones. Check with your doctor before taking large doses without a prescription. Tell your doctor if you are pregnant before using this medication. Ascorbic acid is considered safe during pregnancy when not taken excessively. Ascorbic acid is excreted into breast milk. Though there have been (to date) no reports of harm to nursing infants, consult your doctor before breast-feeding.
CALCIUM ASCORBATE DRUG INTERACTIONS:
Tell your doctor of all medicines you may use (both prescription and nonprescription), especially: all vitamin and mineral supplements. If you take aspirin on a regular schedule, consult your doctor before taking ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid may affect laboratory tests, including urine tests for sugar. Diabetics should consult their doctor or pharmacist for the correct way to test their urine while taking large amounts of ascorbic acid. Before you have any tests, tell the laboratory personnel and doctor that you are taking this medication. Do not start or stop any medicine without doctor or pharmacist approval.
CALCIUM ASCORBATE OVERDOSE:
If overdose is suspected, contact your local poison control center or emergency room immediately. Symptoms of overdose may include change in amount of urine or joint pain.
CALCIUM ASCORBATE NOTES:
Foods that contain large amounts of vitamin C include citrus fruit, strawberries, potatoes, tomatoes, leafy vegetables, meat, fish, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Eat more of these foods to increase the amount of vitamin C in your diet. There are many ascorbic acid supplement products available. Many can be purchased without a prescription. Consult your doctor or pharmacist on the choice of a product best for you.
MISSED CALCIUM ASCORBATE DOSE:
If you miss a dose, skip the missed dose and resume your usual dosing schedule. Do not double the dose to catch up.
CALCIUM ASCORBATE STORAGE:
Store at room temperature between 59 and 86 degrees F (between 15 and 30 degrees C) away from moisture and sunlight. Do not store in the bathroom.