The dose and frequency of using Ascorbic acid
will depend on the following factors:
- age of the patient
- patient's health
- the health of the patient's liver
- medicines recommended by the doctor
- any other medicines being used
- response to the medicine
Ascorbic acid Dosage
- Recommended: 500 mg to 1000 mg daily for scurvy treatment and 200 to 500 mg daily for preventive therapy
Children (aged 5 months to less than 12 months)
- Recommended: 50 mg once daily
Children (aged 1 year to less than 11 years)
- Recommended: 100 mg once daily
Children (aged 11 years and older)
- Recommended: 200 mg once daily
Dosage calculation for children
To calculate the dosage for children please use the weight based dose calculator
to calculate the appropriate dosage as per the weight of your child.
Strength: 500 mg/1ml
Strength: 500 mg
Strength: 1250 mg
Strength: 500 mg
Strength: 5.7mg, 100 mg, 125 mg, 250 mg, 300 mg
Tablet extended release
Strength: 1000 mg
Each vial contains 25,000 mg of Ascorbic acid and the highest recommended single dose is 200 mg. Do not give the whole contents of the vial to an individual patient. The Ascorbic acid should be diluted before giving through the veins.
Take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. Skip the missed dose if it is time for the next dose. Avoid taking a double dose to make up for the missed dose.
What to do if you overdose on Ascorbic acid?
If overdose of Ascorbic
acid occurs, instantly discontinue the use of Ascorbic acid and treat symptoms of overdose, avoid additional intake of Ascorbic acid.
Symptoms of an overdose of Ascorbic acid
If you use too much of this medicine, it could lead to dangerous levels of the medicine in your body. In such cases, symptoms of an overdose may include:
If you think you have overdosed on Ascorbic acid, call a poison control center immediately. You can look up the poison control center information from the Poison Center Finder