Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
In this Article
- What other names is Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid) known by?
- What is Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid)?
- How does Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid) work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Are there any interactions with medications?
- Dosing considerations for Vitamin C (ascorbic Acid).
Vitamin C is likely safe for pregnant or breast-feeding women when taken in the recommended amount of 120 mg per day. Taking too much vitamin C during pregnancy can cause problems for the newborn baby.
Do not take vitamin C in doses greater than those found in basic multivitamins if:
- You have had a heart attack.
- You have had angioplasty, a heart procedure.
- You have cancer.
- You have diabetes.
- You have a blood-iron disorder, including conditions called "thalassemia" and "hemochromatosis."
- You have kidney stones, or a history of kidney stones.
- You have a metabolic deficiency called "glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency" (G6PDD).
- You have a blood disorder called "sickle cell disease."
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