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Can an excess of vitamin C supplements be harmful to children?

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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Water soluble vitamins are excreted out , yet do not give anything in excess and more than needed .

In brief: No

Water soluble vitamins are excreted out , yet do not give anything in excess and more than needed .
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Dr. Shalini Sethi
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Dr. Gregory Mosolf
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin.
Taking an excess will just result in the vitamin c passing into the urine. However megadoses (> 10 times the rda) can cause side effects such as abdominal pain or diarrhea. For 0-6 months rda (recommended daily amount) is 40mg; for 6-12 months rda is 50mg. The rda is 15mg for age 1-3 years, 25mg for 4-8 years, 45mg 9-13, 65-75mg for 14 to 18 year olds.

In brief: No

Vitamin c is a water soluble vitamin.
Taking an excess will just result in the vitamin c passing into the urine. However megadoses (> 10 times the rda) can cause side effects such as abdominal pain or diarrhea. For 0-6 months rda (recommended daily amount) is 40mg; for 6-12 months rda is 50mg. The rda is 15mg for age 1-3 years, 25mg for 4-8 years, 45mg 9-13, 65-75mg for 14 to 18 year olds.
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