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Logo VITAFORCE C-500 mg Tablets
VITAFORCE Massif-C Powder

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not scheduled.

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

VITAFORCE C-500 mg Tablets
VITAFORCE Massif-C Powder

COMPOSITION:
C-500 mg
Each tablet contains.
Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)         500 mg
Massif-C Powder
Each 100 g contains:
Vitamin C B.P.
(Ascorbic Acid)        98 g

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A:22.1.4 Vitamins. Other.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Dietary supplementation.
Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is a water soluble vitamin easily lost to the body and unstable, being sensitive to light and air. Illness, diet, drugs, cooking and modern food processing destroy it and supplementation for nutritional support may then be required.
Ascorbic acid functions in a number of metabolic reactions such as collagen synthesis of teeth and bones.
Recent research indicates that ascorbic acid plays an essential role in fighting infection.

INDICATIONS:
Indicated as a dietary supplement where a deficiency of vitamin C exists such as may occur from smoking, drinking alcohol, dieting or slimming.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Hypersensitivity to any of the ingredients.

WARNINGS:
None.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
C-500 mg:
One tablet to be taken one to two times daily with or after meals.
Massif-C:
One gram (1/4 medicine measure/teaspoonful) to be taken daily in a large glass of water or fruit juice, preferably sipped through a straw.

SIDE-EFFECTS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Large doses may cause diarrhoea and the formation of renal calcium oxalate calculi.
Doses of 600 mg or more daily have a diuretic action.
Tolerance may be induced by patients taking high doses.
Vitamin C should be given with care to patients with hyperoxaluria.
Patients with gout and/or a tendency to form kidney stones may be at increased risk with extended use.
Diabetics taking more than 500 mg per day may obtain false readings in their urinary glucose tests.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
The treatment of overdosage is supportive and symptomatic.

CONDITIONS OF REGISTRATION:
As imposed by the Council.

IDENTIFICATION:
C-500 mg: Round, off-white tablet.
Massif-C: Light yellow powder.

PRESENTATION:
C-500 mg
Packs of 60.
Massif-C:
Packs of 200 g.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25°C.
Keep out of reach of children.

REFERENCE NUMBERS:
C-500 mg: T1228 Act 101/1965
Massif-C: H2826 Act 101/1965

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF THE APPLICANT:
Pharma Natura
(PTY) LTD
1 Carey Street, Wynberg, Sandton.

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
6 September 1985

94K0595        897380/95

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