Sodium Ascorbate Solution
What is Sodium Ascorbate Solution used for?
Sodium Ascorbate (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough vitamin C through diet alone and require more Vitamin C than can be taken orally. Low levels of vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy. Scurvy may cause symptoms such as rash, muscle weakness, joint pain, tiredness, or tooth loss. Sodium Ascorbate may also be prescribed for other reason, most notably it is becoming popular in the treatment of certain forms of cancer.
How should I use Sodium Ascorbate Solution?
Sodium Ascorbate solution contains 30gm of Sodium Ascorbate in water ready for injection. The dosage you will require depends on your condition being treated and the treatment response. Your doctor will tell you how much to take, when to take and how to take it. Injections should only be performed by medical staff or somebody who has received instructions on how to safely administer injections.
What are the side effects of Sodium Ascorbate Solution?
In rare cases, people can have an allergic reaction to sodium ascorbate. Tell your doctor right away if you experience any of these side effects:
Also tell your doctor immediately if you experience painful urination or pink or bloody urine.
Other side effects you may notice can include diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, abdominal cramps/pain, or heartburn. If these persist or become troublesome for you, contact your doctor or seek medical advise as soon as possible.
Prior to beginning treatment it is important to tell your doctor of any allergies you have, and medicines you are currently taking, and any medical conditions you have.
If you have kidney disease or kidney stones, or G6PD deficiency you may not be able to take sodium ascorbate.
Sodium ascorbate is safe to take at low doses during pregnancy, however higher dosages can have greater risk. Vitamin C is also passed through the breastmilk. While this causes no problems at lower dosages, it may cause problems at higher dosages. Discuss this with your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
Some medicines can interact unfavorably with sodium ascorbate. These include: