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Vitamin C deficiency

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Treatment of clinical vitamin C deficiency conditions that cannot be remedied through nutrition or substituted orally

Overview of the advantages of Pascorbin®:

  • The only approved high-dose vitamin C infusion in Germany and Europe
  • Pascorbin® gets directly into the bloodstream and supplies you immediately with vitamin C
  • Significantly quicker availability therefore than with tablets
  • Free from lactose, gluten and sugar
  • From 12 years
  • A product of our company for around 50 years

A strong vitamin C deficiency can occur due to:

  • Acute and chronic infections
  • Chronic inflammatory diseases e.g. arthritis
  • Absorption disorders in the intestines
  • After operations

Making vitamin C available quicker

In case of a vitamin C deficiency that cannot be remedied through nutrition, infusions are the optimal way to counter the deficiency. Vitamin C is absorbed in the small intestine through special transport molecules and channelled into the blood. The number of these transporters is limited, however, which is why only part of the vitamin C quantity reaches the blood. Through an infusion, much more vitamin C is absorbed by our body. Such high levels in the blood cannot be achieved through nutrition and tablets.

High-dose vitamin C: therapists near you

Find your Pascorbin expert in your area by using our therapist search: www.naturheilkunde.de. The website also offers interesting information all about natural medicine.

Vitamin of life – 3 facts about vitamin C

  • Vitamin C is water-soluble and can therefore not be stored.
  • Most animals can produce large quantities of vitamin C themselves through the metabolism.
  • Human beings have lost this ability over the course of evolution.

As the body cannot produce vitamin C endogenously it must be supplied from the outside.

You can also find information worth knowing on the subject of vitamin C deficiency on our information pages about vitamins under usage areas. 

 [*] Approved by Bundesinstitut für Arzneimittel und Medizinprodukte (BfArM – Federal Institute for Medicines and Medicinal Products)

Dosage

5 ml ampoule:
Slowly inject 5 ml a day intravenously, up to 50 ml injection solution in addition to the infusion.

50 ml injection bottle:
For peripheral-venous short infusion dilute 50 ml PASCORBIN with 100 ml of isotonic saline solution and slowly infuse.

Vitamin C substitution for parenteral nutrition:
To prevent vitamin C deficiency during extended parenteral nutrition,

  • adults are given 100 to 500 mg of ascorbic acid a day
    (equal to 0.7 ml to 3.3 ml PASCORBIN intravenously.
  • Children 5 to 7 mg of ascorbic acid/kg KG a day intravenously.

Methemoglobinemia in infancy:
500 to 1000 mg of ascorbic acid
(equal to 3.3 ml to 6.6 ml of PASCORBIN is injected on one occasion intravenously.
If necessary, repeat the administration at the same dosage.

A dose of 100 mg/kg KG a day should not be exceeded.

Do not self-medicate with injections. The injection therapy should be administered by a doctor or an alternative practitioner.

No age limit (dosage restriction for children), lactose-free


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Vitamin C (Ascorbinsäure)

1 ml of injection solution contains 150 mg of ascorbic acid.

1 ampoule contains 5 ml:

Active substance
Ascorbic acid 750 mg

Other constituents: Sodium hydrogen carbonate, water for injection purposes.

1 injection bottle with 50 ml of injection solution contains:

Active substance
Ascorbic acid 7.5 g

Other constituents: Sodium hydrogen carbonate, water for injection purposes.

Pascorbin®
Active substance: Ascorbic acid 150 mg per ml injection solution
Indications: for therapy of clinical vitamin C deficiencies which cannot be corrected nutritionally or substituted orally. Methemoglobinemia in infancy. Contains sodium hydrogen carbonate.
For risks and side effects read the package insert and ask your doctor or pharmacist.
Pascoe pharmazeutische Präparate GmbH, D-35383 Giessen, info@pascoe.de, www.pascoe.de