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Sodium Ascorbate

Sodium ascorbate is a custom pharmacy drug classified as an antioxidant. Sodium ascorbate is commonly known as vitamin C. It is vital for the health of your bones, skin, and connective tissues. A healthy diet of green vegetables and citrus fruits can provide a great amount of sodium ascorbate to the body. However, not everyone is able to get the amount they need from a balanced, healthy diet. Some people who have special issues and considerations such as pregnant or breastfeeding women, patients who are recovering from surgery, burn victims, and people who smoke, all may need to boost their sodium ascorbate intake. Sodium ascorbate deficiency may lead to a condition called scurvy that can produce many negative outcomes such as tooth loss, joint pain, weakness, rashes, and more. In particular, sodium ascorbate has been studied for its potential benefits in regard to cancer prevention, cardiovascular, and eye health. Talk to your doctor about all the potential benefits of sodium ascorbate.


Sodium ascorbate is typically given orally, one to two times per day or as directed by your doctor. It can be compounded into various forms from powders to tablets to liquids. Ask your doctor which form is right for you. Follow your doctor's recommendations and directions precisely. While sodium ascorbate is commonly used, anything that is introduced into the body should be taken seriously, so be sure to get a clear understanding during your initial consultation with your doctor of all the possible effects sodium ascorbate usage may initiate. Consult with your compounding pharmacist if you have further questions.


The possibility of potential side effects is always a consideration while beginning or using any drug or medication. Talk with your doctor about all possible side effects, and especially any that may be particularly important to consider based on your age or health status. Always see your doctor if you experience anything that lingers or gets worse over time, even if that time is a short amount. Never take a chance with side effects, see your doctor. Common side effects routinely seen with sodium ascorbate are as follows:

  • Abdominal Cramps
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Heartburn

Severe Side Effects Overview:

Some patients may experience severe side effects. If you experience anything that feels severe or anything listed below, see your doctor immediately or seek emergency medical assistance right away.

  • Pink or Bloody Urine
  • Painful Urination


Some patients taking sodium ascorbate may experience an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions always require immediate medical attention as they can potentially be life threatening. If you experience any of the following, get medical treatment immediately:

  • Difficulty Breathing
  • Severe Dizziness
  • Rash
  • Itching or Swelling (face, tongue, throat)


If you are thinking of sodium ascorbate for the treatment of your condition, it is important for your doctor to know your complete medical history and be aware of any medications that you are currently using before you begin use of this drug.

Sodium ascorbate is contraindicated for all of the following conditions and/or situations, etc.:

  • Allergies to Ascorbic Acid (vitamin C)
  • Hypersensitivity To Sodium Ascorbate and/or its Ingredients

Sodium ascorbate is possibly contraindicated for many other conditions, situations, etc. Talk to your doctor and get more information on all contraindications.

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