Sodium ascorbate is a non-acidic and a stomach friendly form of Vitamin C. Sodium ascorbate is a form of vitamin C that is buffered or neutralized with sodium, thus it will not cause adverse reactions encountered with taking ascorbic acid such as gastrointestinal irritation and bloating. Pro-C tablet protects against the gastric irritating effects of ascorbic acid while it delivers the same benefits of vitamin C to the human body.
Vitamin C, a widely used water-soluble vitamin, is known for its numerous health benefits. Vitamin C plays a vital role as a co-factor in a variety of bodily functions and is among the most essential nutrients needed for tissue building. It helps in the formation of mature and firm collagen, the intercellular cement substance that binds body cells together to form strong tissues. Vitamin C is therefore important in building body tissues and in themaintenance of healthy skin, gums and teeth, bones, blood vessel walls and other connective tissues.
It is also known to increase body resistance to illnesses by enhancing the immune system. Vitamin C also protects the body cells against the damaging effects of harmful substances called free radicals.
Vitamin C is also known for its antioxidant properties. Vitamin C protects the body cells against damaging effects of harmful substances called free radicals. Numerous researchers have also underscored the role of vitamin C in regulating blood cholesterol metabolism. Vitamin C is specifically required in the reaction which converts cholesterol to cholic acid. Vitamin C is known to protect against cardiovascular diseases, asthma, respiratory
tract infections, and in preventing certain cancers.
Each capsule contains:
Sodium Ascorbate – (as 500mg Ascorbic Acid) 562.5 mg
What is in the medicine?
This product contains Sodium Ascorbate 562.5 mg (equivalent to Ascorbic Acid 500 mg), a water-soluble
vitamin, essential for the synthesis of collagen and intercellular materials
Strength of the medicine:
562.5 mg (equivalent to 500 mg Ascorbic Acid) Capsule
What is this medicine used for?
Pro-C tablet can be used for the prevention and treatment of vitamin C deficiency. It is also used for the maintenance of healthy skin, gums and teeth, bones, blood vessel walls and other connective tissues. Vitamin C strengthens the immune system and increases body resistance against stress and common infections. Vitamin C possesses anti-oxidant property, protecting different body cells against the damaging effects of free radicals
generated from infection and damaging effects of harmful substances.
How much and how often should you use this medicine?
Adults: Orally, 1 capsule daily or as prescribed by a physician.
When should you not take this medicine?
If you are allergic (hypersensitive) to any component of the product.
What care should be taken when taking this medicine?
Swallow the capsule whole; do not crush or chew.
What are the possible undesirable effects of this medicine?
Large doses may lead to diarrhea, other gastrointestinal disturbances, hyperoxaluria, formation of renal calcium
oxalate calculi, and haemolysis in patients with G6PD deficiency.
What other medicine or food should be avoided while taking this medicine?
It should not be given for the first month after starting desferrioxamine treatment.
What should you do if you miss a dose?
Just take the next dose if you miss a dose. Do not take a double dose to make up the missed dose.
Signs and symptoms of overdose:
Ascorbic acid is usually well tolerated. There is no information regarding over-dosage.
What to do when you have taken more than the recommended dosage?
If you have taken more than the recommended dose, consult a doctor.
How should you keep this medicine?
Store at temperatures not exceeding 30ºC. Protect from light.
When should you consult your doctor?
If you experience any undesirable effect, talk to a doctor.
For suspected adverse drug reaction, report to FDA: www.fda.gov.ph
Patient should seek medical attention immediately at the first sign of any adverse drug reaction.