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Common Brand Name(s): Cecon, Sunkist, Vitamin C
Phonetic Pronunciation: (ask-OR-bick)
Information last revised June 2010

What does ASCORBIC ACID-ORAL look like?

Wal00464Vitamin C 500 mg Tab
Cvs23200Vitamin C 1,000 mg Tab
Wal00466Vitamin C 250 mg Tab
Gol41090Vitamin C 500 mg SR Cap
Wal00469Vitamin C 1,000 mg Tab
Cvs14541Vitamin C 500 mg Tab


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 body's cells from damage. It is known as an antioxidant.
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