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Is it ok to take double dose of Vitamin C when feeling sick?
Instead of doubling dose of Vitamin C when you are feeling sick, regular intake of vitamin C everyday will help reduce cold severity and helps reduce cold duration. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps in wound healing and helps speed up the body’s recovery process. You can take 1 tablet of non-acidic and chewable Ascorbic acid (Cecon) 500mg every day or as directed by your doctor.

Can Ascorbic Acid (Cecon) be given to kids?​
Ascorbic Acid (Cecon) is indicated for adults. For Vitamin C for kids, refer to Ascorbic Acid (Cecon Junior).​
Is Vitamin C safe for pregnant women/lactating mothers?
Vitamin C in doses greater than 1 g daily should not be taken during pregnancy, since the effect of large doses on the fetus is unknown.

Reference: Cecon Patient Information Leaflet​
Can I take Ascorbic Acid (Cecon) while taking other medications?
Do not take Ascorbic Acid (Cecon) if you have hypersensitivity to Vitamin C, or to any component of the preparation.

These are the medications which should be taken with caution when taking Vitamin C supplements: Aluminum carbonate, Aluminum hydroxide, Aluminum phosphate, Amygdalin, Cyanocobalamin, Deferoxamine, Dihydroxyaluminum aminoacetate , Dihydroxyaluminum sodium carbonate, lndinavir, Magaldrate.

Cecon Patient Information Leaflet​
Is eating fruits like oranges everyday enough for my Vitamin C requirement​?
The best sources of vitamin C are fresh fruits and green-leafy vegetables. However, heat and cooking in water can destroy some of the vitamin C content in these foods, so eating raw foods is best. For those who cannot take adequate amount of fruits and vegetables every day, there are vitamin C supplements available to cater your daily vitamin C requirement. You can take 1 tablet of non-acidic and chewable Ascorbic acid (Cecon) 500mg every day or as directed by your doctor. ​

Can Vitamin C and Zinc be taken together?
Yes. When taken together, Vitamin C and Zinc further support your immune system, helping wounds to heal and your metabolism to function efficiently.

What are the benefits of Vitamin C?
Vitamin C has the following benefits: 
- Helps strengthen the immune system 
- Helps in the absorption of iron 
- Stimulates collagen synthesis 
- Acts as an antioxidant 
- Helps in wound healing and the regeneration process

Based on FDA-approved consumerized claims
What is the maximum level of Vitamin C that can be taken daily?
Vitamin C, in excess of the body's needs, is rapidly eliminated unchanged in the urine. This generally occurs when exceeding 100 mg daily. The maximum daily dose of Vitamin C is 2000 mg (2g).​
How much Vitamin C should I take?
Depending on your age and gender, there is an RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of Vitamin C intake. The approximate RDA for an average adult is 60-70 mg.
What is the difference between Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbate?
Vitamin C takes different forms, such as Ascorbic Acid and Sodium Ascorbate. Ascorbic Acid is the purest kind of Vitamin C, while Sodium Ascorbate contains Vitamin C that is attached to minerals.

Both forms are good sources of antioxidants, and they help boost your immune health. However, since Ascorbic Acid is an organic acid, it can increase the pH levels in your stomach and may trigger hyperacidity for those who are suffering from it. ​

On the other hand, Sodium Ascorbate may increase the sodium levels of patients with hypertension, diabetes, and kidney disease.

Can Ascorbic Acid (Cecon) be taken daily?
Yes, you can take one tablet daily, ideally after a meal, or as prescribed by your physician.

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