VC-250 Tablet: Each tablet contains a combination of Ascorbic Acid BP 75 mg and Sodium Ascorbate USP 196.9 mg equivalent to 175 mg Ascorbic Acid. So each tablet is equivalent to 250 mg Ascorbic acid.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is a water soluble vitamin essential for the synthesis of collagen and intercellular materials. It is increasingly recognized as an agent with broad biologic function and importance. Well-established functions include synthesis of hormones and neurotransmitters, cytochrome P-450 activity and detoxification of exogenous compounds, carnitine synthesis and cholesterol metabolism as well as its well-known antioxidant functions with protective results that may extend to cancer, coronary artery disease, arthritis and aging.
Vitamin C deficiency disease, pregnancy, lactation, post-operative or other wound healing state, infection, trauma, burns, cold exposure, fever, stress, peptic ulcer etc. It is also prescribed for dental caries, acne & leg ulcers. The conditions that are claimed having benefits with megadose of vitamin C include common cold, asthma, atherosclerosis, cancer, psychiatric disorders, increased susceptibility to infections due to abnormal leucocyte function, infertility, osteogenesis imperfecta. It has also been tried in Paget's disease and opoid withdrawal and levodopa induced neurotoxicity.
Dosage & Administration
Scurvy: 1 tablet 3 times daily.
Common cold: 1 gm or more daily in divided doses, i.e. 4 tablets daily.
In other conditions: 1-2 tablets daily.
Warning & Precautions
Should be given with caution to patients with hypernaluria.
Ascorbic acid is usually well tolerated. Large doses are reported to cause diarrhoea and other gastro-intestinal disturbances.
VC-250 Tablet: Each box contains 200 tablets in strip pack.