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Brand name: Ascorbic Acid (Phebra) TM

Active ingredients: ascorbic acid

What it is used for

Prevention and treatment of ascorbic acid deficiency (i.e. scurvy) when oral therapy is contraindicated. As a supplement during periods of increases requirements, only if needs cannot be met from normal dietary sources and oral supplemental therapy is contraindicated, e.g. wound healing, burns, infections, trauma, post-operatively and in thyrotoxicosis. As an adjunct in the treatment of idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia. The use ascorbic acid with desferrioxamine therapy to increase iron excretion remains unsubstantiated. Injectable ascorbic acid is administrated for the above indications where oral administration is not possible, or in which medication given by the oral route will not be sufficiently absorbed. INDICATIONS AS AT 8 January 2004: Prevention and treatment of ascorbic acid deficiency (i.e. scurvy) when oral therapy is contraindicated. As a supplement during periods of increased requirements, only if needs cannot be met from normal dietary sources and oral supplemental therapy is contraindicated, e.g. wound healing, burns, infections, trauma, post-operatively and in thyrotoxicosis. As an adjunct in the treatment of idiopathic methaemoglobinaemia. The use of ascorbic acid with desferrioxamine therapy to increase iron excretion remains unsubstantiated. Injectable ascorbic acid is administered for the above indications where oral administration is not possible, or in which medication given by the oral route will not be sufficiently absorbed.

How to take it

You should seek medical advice in relation to medicines and use only as directed by a healthcare professional.

  • The way to take this medicine: Intramuscular
  • Store below 25 degrees Celsius
  • Protect from Light
  • Shelf lifetime is 3 Years.

Always read the label. If symptoms persist see your healthcare professional.

Visual appearance

Clear colourless solution

Do I need a prescription?

We are unable to tell you if you need a prescription for this medicine. You can ask your pharmacist.This medicine is Not Scheduled.

Reporting side effects

You can help ensure medicines are safe by reporting the side effects you experience.

You can report side effects to your doctor, or directly at www.tga.gov.au/reporting-problems

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