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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 Tuesday, December 31, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

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