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Logo INTRAMED ASCORBIC ACID INJECTION 500 mg/5 mL

SCHEDULING STATUS:
S1

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

INTRAMED ASCORBIC ACID INJECTION 500 mg/5 mL

COMPOSITION:
Ascorbic Acid 500 mg/5 mL.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 22.1.4 (Vitamins).

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) is an essential factor in normal human nutrition. Deficiency of ascorbic acid in the diet results in scurvy and other less serious conditions.

INDICATIONS:
Ascorbic acid is administered by injection in severe deficiency states and where persistent vomiting, diarrhoea or other conditions prevent adequate utilisation by mouth.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
None.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Prophylactic, 25 to 75 mg daily; therapeutic 200 to 600 mg daily.
Children up to 5 years, 50 mg daily.

SIDE EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
None.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Ascorbic acid is usually well tolerated. When given in excess of the body's needs it is rapidly eliminated in the urine, causing a mild diuresis.

IDENTIFICATION:
Colourless or pale yellow solution in amber ampoules.

PRESENTATION:
5 mL ampoules containing 500 mg Ascorbic acid in cartons of 10

STORAGE DIRECTIONS:
Store in a dry place, below 25°C. Protect from light. Keep out of reach of children.

APPLICATION NUMBER:
H2473 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
INTRAMED (Pty) Ltd.
6 Gibaud Road
Port Elizabeth 6001

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
March 1975 12-055/6-95
  KOHLER C&P P.E.

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