Vitamins are compounds that you must have for growth and health. They are needed in small amounts only and are usually available in the foods that you eat. Ascorbic acid, also known as vitamin C, is necessary for wound healing. It is needed for many functions in the body, including helping the body use carbohydrates, fats, and protein. Vitamin C also strengthens blood vessel walls.

Lack of vitamin C can lead to a condition called scurvy, which causes muscle weakness, swollen and bleeding gums, loss of teeth, and bleeding under the skin, as well as tiredness and depression. Wounds also do not heal easily. Your health care professional may treat scurvy by prescribing vitamin C for you.

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  • Ascocid ,C-500, Cecon, Cemill 1000, Cemill 500 ,Cevi-Bid ,C-Time w/Rose Hips, Mega-C ,One-Gram C ,Protexin ,Sunkist Vitamin C
  • Severity: Moderate
    If any of the following side effects occur while taking ascorbic acid, check with your doctor or nurse as soon as possible:

    Less common or rare: - with high doses
    Side or lower back pain
    Severity: Minor
    Some of the side effects that can occur with ascorbic acid may not need medical attention. As your body adjusts to the medicine during treatment these side effects may go away. Your health care professional may also be able to tell you about ways to reduce or prevent some of these side effects. If any of the following side effects continue, are bothersome or if you have any questions about them, check with your health care professional:

    Less common or rare: - with high doses
    Diarrhea
    dizziness or faintness (with the injection only)
    flushing or redness of skin
    headache
    increase in urination (mild)
    nausea or vomiting
    stomach cramps
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