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Logo GULF ASCORBIC ACID 100 (tablet)
GULF ASCORBIC ACID 250 (tablet)

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

GULF ASCORBIC ACID 100 (tablet)
GULF ASCORBIC ACID 250 (tablet)

COMPOSITION:
GULF ASCORBIC ACID 100:
Each tablet contains 100 mg of
Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)
GULF ASCORBIC ACID 250:
Each tablet contains 250 mg of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C)

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 22.1.4 Vitamins –other

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Ascorbic acid is a vitamin supplement

INDICATIONS:
For the prevention of Vitamin C deficiency, as a vitamin supplement.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Gulf Ascorbic Acid 100: Take one or two tablets a day, after meals, or as prescribed
Gulf Ascorbic Acid 250: Take one tablet a day, after meals, or as prescribed

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Large doses may cause excessive urination, diarrhoea, other gastro-intestinal disturbances, and the formation of renal calcium oxalate calculi. Acidification of the urine by ascorbic acid may cause precipitation of cystine or oxalate stones in the urinary tract and will alter the excretion of certain drugs administered concurrently. Very large doses of Ascorbic acid, therefore, should be avoided in patients with tendency to gout. Tolerance may in induced in patients taking high doses. Ascorbic acid in doses greater than 1g daily should not be taken in pregnancy since the effects of large doses on the foetus is unknown and may cause rebound scurvy in infants.
Interference with biochemical laboratory tests:
Ascorbic acid could cause chemical interference in laboratory tests for blood or urine creatinine, glucose and uric acid. It is therefore advisable not to take Ascorbic acid prior to such tests being performed.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Amounts of up to 10 g may cause diarrhoea. Fluid and electrolyte replacement therapy should be instituted if necessary. Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION:
White, flat, round, bevelled edged, bisected tablets.

PRESENTATION:
Gulf Ascorbic Acid 100:
Patient ready packs of 28 and 56 tablets. Plastic bottles of 100, 500 and 1000 tablets.
Gulf Ascorbic Acid 250: Patient ready packs of 28 tablets. Packs of 50, 100, 500 and 1000 tablets.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25ºC. Protect from light and moisture.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
Gulf Drug Company (Pty) Ltd
22 Burnside Drive
Old Mill Industrial Park
Mount Edgecombe, 4300
www.gulfdrug.co.za

New addition to this site: July 2010
Source: Pharmaceutical Industry

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