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Ascorbic acid

Also known as: l-ascorbic acid Vitamin C

Description

Ascorbic acid, coupled with dehydroascorbic acid to which it is reversibly oxidised, has a variety of functions in cellular oxidation processes. Ascorbic acid is required in several important hydroxylations, including the conversion of proline to hydroxyproline and appears to have an important role in metal ion metabolism, including the gastrointestinal absorption of iron and its transport between plasma and storage organs.

ATC Classification

Code
Title
Category
A11GA01
Ascorbic acid (vit C)
A Alimentary tract and metabolism → A11 Vitamins → A11G Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C), incl. combinations → A11GA Ascorbic acid (vitamin C), plain
G01AD03
Ascorbic acid
G Genito urinary system and sex hormones → G01 Gynecological antiinfectives and antiseptics → G01A ANTIINFECTIVES AND ANTISEPTICS, EXCL. COMBINATIONS WITH CORTICOSTEROIDS → G01AD Organic acids
S01XA15
Ascorbic acid
S Sensory organs → S01 Ophthalmologicals → S01X Other ophthalmologicals → S01XA Other ophthalmologicals

Trade names

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Trade names (in combination): ARGINAID ARGINAID EXTRA ASCORBISAL ASPRO GRIPPAL BETASELEN BICIRKAN CERNEVIT CITROSAN CUBITAN CYCLO 3 FORT DOLIPRANE VITAMINE C FERO-GRAD VITAMINE C FERRETAB COMP. VITAMIN C FERVEX FINIMAL ZEST FLUSTIMEX HOT COLDREX HUMEXLIB ETAT GRIPPAL IBERET FOLIC 500 INFUVITE ADULT IROMIN VITAMIN C MOVIPREP SOLUVIT TAMIPOOL UNIFLU WITH GREGOVITE C VICOMBIL

Product Monographs

Monograph
Type
Country
ASCORBIC ACID Tablet
MPI, EU: SmPC
UK