Ascortonyl

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Generic Name: Ascortonyl Brand Name(s): Generics only. No brands available.

Uses

What is Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C) used for?

Ascortonyl® is an antioxidant. It is commonly used for deficiency, scurvy, delayed wound and bone healing, urine acidification.

It has also been suggested to be an effective antiviral agent.

How should I take Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C)?

The chewed tablet must be chewed before you swallow it. Drink plenty of liquids while you are taking ascorbic acid.

With an extended-release tablet, do not crush, chew, or break. Swallow it whole.

Measure liquid medicine with a special dose-measuring spoon or medicine cup. If you do not have a dose-measuring device, ask your pharmacist for one.

How do I store Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C)?

Ascortonyl® is best stored at room temperature away from direct light and moisture. To prevent drug damage, you should not store Ascortonyl® in the bathroom or the freezer. There may be different brands of Ascortonyl® that may have different storage needs. It is important to always check the product package for instructions on storage, or ask your pharmacist. For safety, you should keep all medicines away from children and pets.

You should not flush Ascortonyl® down the toilet or pour them into a drain unless instructed to do so. It is important to properly discard this product when it is expired or no longer needed. Consult your pharmacist for more details about how to safely discard your product.

Precautions & warnings

What should I know before using Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C)?           

Before using this drug, tell your doctor if you are allergic to any ingredients of Ascortonyl®.

Ask a doctor or pharmacist about using Ascortonyl® if:

  • You have hereditary iron overload disorder (hematochromatosis).
  • You have smoking habit (smoking can make ascorbic acid less effective).

Your dose needs may be different during pregnancy or while you are breastfeeding a baby. Do not use ascorbic acid without your doctor’s advice in either case.

Is it safe during pregnancy or breastfeeding?

There isn’t enough information about the safety of using Ascortonyl® during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Please always consult with your doctor to weigh the potential benefits and risks before taking Ascortonyl®.

Side effects

What side effects can occur from Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C)?

Common side effects may include:

Stop using ascorbic acid and call your doctor at once if you have:

  • Joint pain
  • Weakness or tired feeling
  • Weight loss
  • Stomach pain
  • Chills
  • Fever
  • Increased urge to urinate
  • Painful or difficult urination
  • Severe pain in your side or lower back
  • Blood in your urine

Get emergency medical help if you have any sign of allergic reactions such as hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Not everyone experiences these side effects. There may be some side effects not listed above. If you have any concerns about a side-effect, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.

Interactions

What drugs may interact with Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C)?

Ascortonyl® may interact with other drugs that you are currently taking, which can change how your drug works or increase your risk for serious side effects. To avoid any potential drug interactions, you should keep a list of all the drugs you are using (including prescription drugs, nonprescription drugs, and herbal products) and share it with your doctor and pharmacist. For your safety, do not start, stop, or change the dosage of any drugs without your doctor’s approval.

Does food or alcohol interact with Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C)?

Ascortonyl® may interact with food or alcohol by altering the way the drug works or increase the risk for serious side effects. Please discuss with your doctor or pharmacist any potential food or alcohol interactions before using this drug.

What health conditions may interact with Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C)?

Ascortonyl® may interact with your health condition. This interaction may worsen your health condition or alter the way the drug works. It is important to always let your doctor and pharmacist know all the health conditions you currently have.

Especially if you have kidney disease or a history of kidney stones.

Dosage

The information provided is not a substitute for any medical advice. You should ALWAYS consult with your doctor or pharmacist before using Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C).

What is the dose of Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C) for an adult?

Take it 2 times a day, one in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Treatment duration is limited to 4 weeks.

What is the dose of Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C) for a child?

The dosage has not been established in pediatric patients. It may be unsafe for your child. It is always important to fully understand the safety of the drug before using. Please consult with your doctor or pharmacist for more information.

How is Ascortonyl® (magnesium potassium aspartate, vitamin C) available?

Ascortonyl® is available in the following dosage forms and strengths:

  • Ascortonyl® Tube

What should I do in case of an emergency or overdose?

In case of an emergency or an overdose, call your local emergency services or go to your nearest emergency room.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

If you miss a dose of Ascortonyl®, take it as soon as possible. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and take your regular dose as scheduled. Do not take a double dose.

Hello Health Group does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

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Review Date: March 25, 2017 | Last Modified: March 25, 2017

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