1 g effervescent tablet 
ascorbic acid ( vitamin C )

Read all of this leaflet carefully before you start taking this medicine. It contains information that is important to you.

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as directed by your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse.

  • Save this information, you may need to read it again.
  • Contact the pharmacy staff if you need more information or advice.
  • If you get any side effects, talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse. This also applies to any side effects not mentioned in this information. See section 4

In this leaflet you will find information about: 
1. What C-vitamin is and what it is used for 
2. What you need to know before taking C- vitamin  
3. How to take C- vitamin  
4. Possible side effects 
5. How C- vitamin must be stored 
6. Package contents and other information 

1. What C- vitamin is and what it is used for

Vitamin C is important for the formation of cartilage, bone tissue, and teeth.

Vitamin C is also important for wound healing, increases the absorption of iron from the diet, and protects the cells by capturing free radicals.

Vitamin C is used for vitamin C deficiency. Lack of Vitamin C can for example be due to the absorption of nutrients in the gut is not sufficient ( malabsorption ).

2. What you need to know before taking C-vitamin

Do not take C-vitamin

  • if you are allergic to ascorbic acid ( vitamin C ) or any of the other ingredients of this medicine (listed in section 6).

Warnings and cautions

Talk to your doctor, pharmacist, or nurse before taking C-vitamin if you have or have had kidney stones, as high levels of vitamin C may increase the risk of kidney stones.

High levels of vitamin C in the blood can give wrong results (false negative reaction) when testing sugar in the urine.

Other drugs and C-vitamin

Tell your doctor or pharmacist before taking C-vitamin if you are also taking medicines containing deferoxamine (used to treat excessive levels of iron in the body).

Pregnancy and breastfeeding

No known risks when used during pregnancy.

C-vitamin passes into breast milk but is unlikely to affect breastfed infants. If you are breast-feeding, talk to your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medicine.

Driving and using machines

No known effect on the ability to drive or use machines.

C-vitamin contains sodium

C-vitamin and C-vitamin orange contain 275 mg and 267 mg sodium (the main ingredient in common salt/table salt) per effervescent tablet. 
One and a half (1.5) effervescent tablets correspond to 20% of the highest recommended daily intake of sodium in the diet of adults.

Talk to your doctor or pharmacist if you need 1.5 or more effervescent tablets daily for an extended period of time, especially if you have been prescribed a low-salt (sodium-poor) diet.

3. How to take C-vitamin

Always take this medicine exactly as described in this leaflet or as your doctor or pharmacist has told you. Ask your doctor or pharmacist if you are unsure.

The recommended dose is ½-1 effervescent tablet 1-2 times daily. Effervescent tablet one should be dissolved in half a glass of water and then gives a drink with fresh lemon flavor (C vitamin) or orange (C vitamin orange).

If you take more C-vitamin then you should

If you have ingested too much medicine or if e.g. If a child has inadvertently ingested the medicine, contact a doctor, hospital, or the Poison Information Center for risk assessment and advice.

4. Possible side effects

There are no known side effects at the recommended dosage.

5. How to store C-vitamin

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children.

The effervescent tablets must be stored in tightly closed original packaging. Moisture sensitive.

Do not use this medicine after the expiry date which is stated on the carton after EXP. The expiration date is the last day of the specified month.

Medicines should not be disposed of via wastewater or household waste. Ask your pharmacist how to dispose of medicines no longer required. These measures will help to protect the environment

6. Contents of the packaging and other information

Content declaration

C-vitamin

  • The active substance is ascorbic acid ( vitamin C ). 1 effervescent tablet contains 1 g ascorbic acid .
  • The other ingredients are sweeteners (sodium cyclamate, saccharin sodium), coloring agent (riboflavin sodium phosphate E101, beetroot extract E162), maltodextrin, flavoring (lemon flavor containing sorbitol, mannitol, lemon oil), sodium bicarbonate, sodium carbonate, carbonate 610 mg,

C-vitamin orange

  • The active substance is ascorbic acid ( vitamin C ). 1 effervescent tablet contains 1 g ascorbic acid .
  • The other ingredients are sweeteners (sodium cyclamate, saccharin sodium), colorants (riboflavin sodium phosphate E101, beetroot extract E162), maltodextrin, flavoring (orange flavor containing sorbitol, mannitol, orange oil, mandarin oil, sodium nitrate, sodium carbonate, sodium carbonate).

What the medicine looks like and the contents of the pack

Round, yellowish-white tablet with hints of red. 

Pack sizes: Plastic tube with 25 effervescent tablets, carton with 50 effervescent tablets (2 tubes of 25 effervescent tablets ), and a carton of 100 effervescent tablets (4 tubes of 25 effervescent tablets).

Marketing Authorisation Holder

Meda AB 
Box 906 
170 09 Solna 
Tel. 08-630 19 00

Manufacturer

Hermes Arzneimittel GmbH

82049 Grosshesselohe

Germany

Muhammad Nadeem

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