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Vitamin C

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Vitamins and minerals Adult

Vitamin C - Side Effects, Precautions, and Contraindications

What side effects can Vitamin C cause?

Some side effects include stomach discomfort, diarrhoea, nausea or vomiting

  • You may reduce the stomach discomfort by taking medication with or after food

The symptoms of a drug allergy include one or more of the following:

  • Swollen face/eyes/lips/tongue
  • Difficulty in breathing
  • Itchy skin rashes over your whole body

If you experience any of these symptoms, you should stop your medication and see your healthcare professional immediately.

Before taking Vitamin C , what precautions must I follow?

​Before starting on this medication, inform your healthcare professional if you:

  • Are allergic to this medication, or any of the other ingredients in this medication
  • Have ever been diagnosed with kidney stones or have kidney problems
  • Have a condition called Glucose 6 Phosphate Dehydrogenase (G6PD) deficiency

What food or medicine must I avoid when I take Vitamin C ?

Vitamin C - Additional Information

  • Tags: Vitamin C
  • Updated on 12/31/2019 12:00:00 AM
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup
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