water soluble vitamin
  • Vitamin - C is an essential co-enzyme for collagen formation, tissue repair and synthesis of lipids and proteins.
  • It acts both as a  reducing agent and as antioxidant.
  • It is necessary for many physiologic functions e.g. metabolism of iron, carbohydrate and folic acid, resistance to infection, cellular respiration and preservation of blood vessel integrity.
  • Vitamin - C plays a capital role in the formulation of bones, teeth and connective tissue, and in maintaining the natural defenses of body against cold and influenza.
  • During normal times, the daily Vitamin - C requirements are covered by a balanced diet. A supplementary supply of Vitamin - C is justified during periods of increased requirements.

Each sachet of  Vitamin - C contains :

  • Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid)        1000mg
  • Symptoms of Vitamin - C deficiency such as gingivitis, bleeding gums and loosened teeth. 
  • Prevention and treatment of scurvy. 
  • Symptomatic relief of common cold and influenza (it prevent common cold and shortens its duration). 
  • Vitamin - C requirements are also significantly increased in certain diseases and conditions such as (tuberculosis, hyperthyroidism, peptic ulcer, neoplastic disease, febrile states), chronic illness and infections (whooping cough, pneumonia, sinusitis and rheumatic fever). 
  • Hemovascular disorders, burns and delayed fracture and wound healing. 
  • When the  Vitamin - C requirements are increased, e.g.: during pregnancy, and lactation, child hood, Puberty and in old age.

Vitamin - C is contraindicated in:

  • The case of hypersensitivity to any API of the medicine;
  • severe impairment of kidney function (severe renal failure).
  • Acidification of urine of Vitamin - C may cause precipitation of urate or oxalate stones and will alter the excretion of certain drugs administered concomitantly. 
  • Large doses of  Vitamin - C may interfere with anticoagulant effect of Warfarin. 
  • Ascorbic acid may increase the absorption of iron in iron deficiency state .
  • Vitamin - C can be used during pregnancy and lactation, under the agreement of a doctor.
  • Large doses may cause diarrhea.
  • Vitamin - C can cause mild digestive upsets such flatulence have been observed during treatment in rare cases.
  • Adults and schoolchildren: one sachet daily.
  • Children aged 3 -7 years: ½ a sachet daily.

¤ The content of one sachet to be added to a half glass of water and taken immedieaitly after effervescing.

Vitamin - C should be used cautiously in the following cases

  • Patients on a low- salt diet must take into account that Vitamin - C Contains large amount of sodium bicarbonate.
  • Diabetics. 
  • Patient taking anticoagulants. 
  • Recurrent renal calculi. 
  • Vitamin - C should be used in the therapeutic dose during pregnancy and Lactation .
  • If you are taking Vitamin - C with tetracycline,an interval of at least 3 hours must be kept between the doses of two medicines.
  • In diabetics, Vitamin - C may perturb the analysis of sugar in the urine: So diabetics are advised to interrupt medication with Vitamin - C for several days before this analysis.

¤ Please tell your doctor or your pharmacist if :

  • You are suffering from another illness, 
  • You are already taking other medicines.
  • Pack of 10 sachets. 
  • Store in a dry place, at a temperature below 25°C.