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.
Vitamin C is recommended for the prevention and treatment of scurvy. Its parenteral administration is desirable for patients with an acute deficiency or for those whose absorption of orally ingested ascorbic acid (vitamin c) is uncertain.Symptoms of mild deficiency may include faulty bone and tooth development, gingivitis, bleeding gums, and loosened teeth. Febrile states, chronic illness, and infection (pneumonia, whooping cough, tuberculosis, diphtheria, sinusitis, rheumatic fever, etc.) increase the need for ascorbic acid (vitamin c) .Hemovascular disorders, burns, delayed fracture and wound healing are indications for an increase in the daily intake.
Ascorbic acid is used in a range of industrial and manufacturing applications, including as a developing agent and preservative in photo production, and in water purification, where it is used to help remove the taste of iodine in sterilized, potable water.
Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) Injection, USP, 250 mg/mL is available in 2 mL ampules, in cartons of 25.PROTECT FROM HEAT AND LIGHT. Store at controlled room temperature 15°- 30° C (59°- 86° F).Pressure may develop within the ampule upon long storage. Precautions should be taken to wrap the container in a protective covering while it is being opened.