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Logo SCORBEX CHEWABLE TABLETS

SCHEDULING STATUS:
Not Scheduled

PROPRIETARY NAME
(and dosage form):

SCORBEX CHEWABLE TABLETS

COMPOSITION:
Each tablet contains 250 mg
Ascorbic Acid in a flavoured, chewable base.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
A 22.1.4 Vitamins - other.

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Vitamin C is a vitamin supplement.

INDICATIONS:
For the prevention of and treatment of vitamin C deficiency.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
One tablet to be chewed three times a day.

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 Vitamin C, 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 1 g daily should not be taken during 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 Vitamin C prior to such tests being performed.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGES AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Treatment is supportive and symptomatic.

IDENTIFICATION:
Plain, orange-coloured tablets.

PRESENTATION:
Packs of 30 and 100 tablets.

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

APPLICATION NUMBER:
H 2463 (Act 101/1965)

NAME AND BUSINESS ADDRESS OF APPLICANT:
S.A.D. SELF MEDICATION [PTY] LIMITED
Co. Reg. No. 92/04769/07
Robbie de Lange Road, Wilsonia, EAST LONDON, 5201
P O Box 422, EAST LONDON, 5200

DATE OF PUBLICATION OF THIS PACKAGE INSERT:
3 March 1975

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