Ceegram : Each effervescent tablet contains Vitamin-C 1000 mg (As Ascorbic acid BP)
For human being, an exogenous source of Vitamin-C (Ascorbic acid) is required as human cannot synthesize Ascorbic acid. It is absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract and widely distributed in the body tissues. Ascorbic acid is reversibly oxidized to Dehydro-ascorbic acid in the body. These two forms of the vitamin are important in oxidation-reduction reactions. Vitamin-C is involved in tyrosine metabolism, conversion of folic acid, carbohydrate metabolism, synthesis of lipids and proteins, iron absorption and metabolism, resistance to infections and cellular respiration. It is also essential for collagen formation and tissue repair.
Vitamin-C deficiency develops when the dietary intake is inadequate and when increased demand is not fulfilled. Vitamin-C deficiency results in scurvy, which is characterized by capillary fragility, collagenous structures are primarily affected and lesions develop in bones and blood vessels, bleeding (especially from small blood vessels and gums), anaemia and slow healing of wounds.
Administration of Vitamin-C completely reverses the symptoms of Vitamin-C deficiency.
Ceegram is indicated for the treatment of Vitamin-C deficiency for the prevention and treatment of scurvy in pregnancy, lactation infection, trauma, burns, cold exposure, following surgery, fever, stress, cancer, methaemoglobinaemia and in children receiving unfortified formulas.
Also in hematuria, dental caries, gum diseases, pyorrhea, acne, infertility, atherosclerosis, fractures, leg ulcers, hay fever, vascular thrombosis prevention, levodopa toxicity, arsenic toxicity etc.
One tablet daily with a meal or as directed by physician.
Generally Ascorbic acid is well tolerated. However, few side-effects including stomach upset, diarrhoea, mouth sores, or frequent urination may be seen after administration of Ascorbic acid.
Diabetes, patients prone to recurrent renal calculi and those on sodium restricted diets or anticoagulant therapy should not take excessive doses of Ascorbic acid over an extended period of time.
During pregnancy and lactation indicated dosage of Vitamin-C is safe.