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Not recommended: Firstly, a 6 month old is too young to take any OTC meds except maybe tylenol (acetaminophen) and/or motrin. I don't think ascoril (dextromethorphan) is even indicated for children less than 2 yrs old and even then studies done on 2-6 year olds have shown no benefit and potential for side effects like dizziness, feeling weak and irritable. ...Read more
Ascoril+ expectorant is it safe for my one year kid. He has cough and a runny nose. He is coughing a lot. Plz suggest a remedy.
Cold preparations: Cough and cold syrups are not recommended for children. The side effects are more likely to appear than any concrete benefits. A teaspoon of honey in a child over a year of age (avoid botulism) has been shown to help a cough. Increasing the humidity can also help. Best of luck. ...Read more
Ascol: In animal studies of Asacol (mesalamine) and pregnancy, the medication did not cause problems in pregnant rats and rabbits. It should be remembered, however, that animals do not always respond to medicines in the same way as humans, the full risks of using Asacol (mesalamine) during pregnancy are not known. Discuss this with your obstetrician. ...Read more
Yes it is safe: Yes it is safe.Get a more detailed answer ›
Great question. Vit c (ascorbic acid) plays a role in tissue regeneration and healing. It is necessary for healthy ligaments, tendons, skin, and blood vessels.
There are several studies that point towards Ascorbic Acid helping those with headaches, but headaches are a known side-effect of large doses of ascorbic acid. ...Read more
Safe to take: There really shouldn't be any side effects at that dose. That is the recommended dose for many brands of over the counter vitamin c supplements. As with any pill/drug/supplement you may have upset stomach from taking it or have an allergic response to it. Alwys check with your doctor before starting any supplement to ensure that it is safe for you to take. Hope this helps. ...Read more
Citrus fruits, kiwi: Best source is citrus fruits one orange provides70mgm of ascorbic acid. While a grapefruit provides 170 mgm of ascorbic acid. Kiwi fruit is the best source, smal fruit has 60 mgm of ascorbic acid. ...Read more
Ascorbic acid O/D: An overdose occurs when an excessive / dangerous dose of a drug / substance is used. Excessive doses of Vitamin C can cause: diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, abdominal bloating & cramps, headache, insomnia & renal calculi. REF: http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/expert-answers/vitamin-c/faq-20058030 ...Read more
No problem at all: Vitamin c (ascorbic acid) is extremely safe. The most common side effect of taking too much is a mild laxative effect, as any that is not absorbed remains in the GI tract and may cause loose stools. However, a 500 mg dose is unlikely to cause any problems in a 5 year old, in fact 500 mg could safely given 3-4x/day. The dose that has a laxative effect in adults is usually about 8, 000-10, 000 mg/day. ...Read more
Ascariasis: Ascaris lumbricoides (parasitic helmith worms) can be passed when contaminated night soil (human feces is used as fertilizer) is used to grow produce. Lack of sanitation can also be a factor if infected people defecate near food crops. Ascaris eggs on produce (raw vegetables or fruit), containers, unwashed hands of food handlers, etc)can also contaminate food. Ascaris is ingested. Ascaris. ...Read more
Lots!: You can get belly pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination, bloody urine, headache, flushing, lightheadedness, kidney stones, or even an allergic reaction (hives, facial swelling, etc.). Also Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) can interact or interfere with medications. ...Read more
Not common in US: Per the cdc ascariasis lumbricoides is uncommon in the United States. Per the cdc "an estimated 807-1, 221 million people in the world are infected with ascaris lumbricoides". ...Read more
Ascorbic Acid: Why? Eat some oranges, tangerines and other citrus instead. ...Read more
Unclear question: Worm may not be seen in the stool. Ascarid eggs are usually easily detectable if infestation is present. ...Read more
Lots!: He could get belly pain, heartburn, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, painful urination, bloody urine, headache, flushing, lightheadedness, kidney stones, or even an allergic reaction (hives, facial swelling, etc.). Also Ascorbic Acid (vitamin c) can interact or interfere with medications. Talk to his doctor about your concerns, and have him seen right away if he's having symptoms. ...Read more
Would I benefit more from taking ascorbic acid powder sublingually or orally (i.e. dissolved in water)?
Vitamin C: Ascorbic acid, or vitamin c, is a water-soluble vitamin important in our diet. Excess amounts of vitamin c can be excreted via the urine if the body has enough. Other water-soluble vitamins include: vitamin b complex and urine excretion of these is also a common means by which to remove excess from the body. ...Read more
Allergy symptoms: Allergy symptoms are varied and may include hives, itchy, swelling, runny nose, sneezing, coughing, wheezing, throat swelling, shortness of breath, stomach pain, vomiting or diarrhea. When people are allergic to a food most reactions occur soon after ingestion. It is doubtful that someone is allergic to ascorbic acid although it is possible to react to citrus fruits. ...Read more