Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) is used to prevent or treat low levels of vitamin C in people who do not get enough of the vitamin from their diets. Most people who eat a normal diet do not need extra ascorbic acid. Low levels of vitamin C can result in a condition called scurvy. Scurvy may cause symptoms such as rash muscle weakness joint pain tiredness or tooth loss.
Vitamin C plays an important role in the body. It is needed to maintain the health of skin cartilage teeth bone and blood vessels. It is also used to protect your bodys cells from damage. It is known as an antioxidant.
Diarrhea nausea vomiting abdominal cramps/pain or heartburn may occur. If any of these effects persist or worsen tell your doctor or pharmacist promptly.
If your doctor has directed you to use this vitamin remember that he or she has judged that the benefit to you is greater than the risk of side effects. Ma