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Logo ALPHA VIT C 500 mg Tablets

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Unscheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

ALPHA VIT C 500 mg Tablets

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains
Ascorbic Acid 500 mg.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
22.1.4 Vitamins, other.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Ascorbic acid supplement

INDICATIONS:
Vitamin C is indicated for the treatment of ascorbic acid deficiency, especially frank scurvy.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Ascorbic Acid should be given with care to patients with hyperoxaluria.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
The recommended daily dietary allowance of ascorbic acid for adults is 60 mg; for infants in the first week of life 100 mg; for older breast or bottle fed infants 35 mg; for children up to 11 years of age 45 mg; for pregnant women 80 mg; for lactating women 100 mg.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Doses of 600 mg or more daily have a diuretic action. Ascorbic acid should be given with care to patients with hyperoxaluria. Tolerance may be induced in patients taking high doses.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Large doses may cause diarrhoea and the formation of renal calcium oxalate calculi.

IDENTIFICATION:
White round tablet with a score mark on the one side, 12,8 mm in diameter.

PRESENTATION:
100 tablets in amber plastic bottle with white screw on cap.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store in a cool dry place below 25°C, out of direct sunlight.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
T 1098 (Wet/Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Allied Pharmaceuticals Ltd.
P.O. Box 5237
RIVONIA 2128

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
October 1994

Pro-Print        LEA 603/10.94

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