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Citramin

Afrab-Chem Ltd
No. 22, Abimbola Street, Isolo Industrial Estate, Isolo, P.O. Box 1647, Lagos, Nigeria.
Email: info@afrabchem.com
Tel: 234-1-2700057
Fax: 234-1-4520328
Website: http://afrabchem.com/

Brand Name

Citramin

Manufacturer

Afrab Chem Ltd, 22 Abimbola Street, Isolo Industrial Estate, Isolo, Lagos

Therapeutic Class

Vitamins

Dosage Form, Composition & NAFDAC Registration Number (NRN)

Oral Drop (NRN:04-2341): Ascorbic acid BP 100 mg per mL.

How to identify the Poduct: Orange flavoured liquid.

Pack size: Amber glass bottle of 15 mL with graduated droppers.

Citramin vitamin C

Syrup (NRN:A4-6044): Ascorbic acid BP 100 mg per 5 mL

How to identify the product: Orange flavoured liquid

Pack size: Amber glass bottle of 100 mL

Citramin syrup

Pharmacology

In humans, an exogenous source of ascorbic acid is required for collagen formation and tissue repair. Ascorbic acid is reversibly oxidized to dehydroascorbic acid in the body. These two forms of the vitamin are believed to be important in oxidation-reduction reactions.

The vitamin is involved in tyrosine metabolism, conversion of folic acid to folinic acid, carbohydrate metabolism, synthesis of lipids and proteins, iron metabolism, resistance to infections, and cellular respiration.

Ascorbic acid deficiency results in scurvy. Collagenous structures are primarily affected, lesions develop in bones and blood vessels. Administration of ascorbic acid completely reverses the symptoms of ascorbic acid deficiency.

Indications

Citramin (Vitamin C) is used:

  • As dietary supplement
  • Prevention and treatment of scurvy
  • Healing of wound and prevention of body infection
  • Essential for maintenance of good health in infants and children

Contra-indications

Hypersensivity to any of the known ingredients in the formulation.

Precautions/Warnings

Do not exceed stated dose.

Do not use any medicine after the Expiry Date on the pack

Interactions

No known interactions that are considered serious but limited evidence suggests that ascorbic acid may influence the intensity and duration of action of bishydroxycoumarin (dicumarol).

Adverse Effects

Adverse effects are not usually noted for vitamin C, however, pro-oxidation effects are noted with high doses of vitamin C.

Dosage & Administration

 Age  Dose
 For Oral Drops
 As dietary supplement
 Up to 2 months  0.2 mL (20 mg)
 2 months - 1 year  0.3 mL (30 mg)
 0.3 mL (30 mg)  
 As treatment
 Up to 2 months  0.4 mL (40 mg)
 2 months - 1 year  0.6 mL (60 mg)
 For syrup
 As dietary supplement
 1 - 2 years  ½ - 1 teaspoonful (2.5 - 5 mL) daily
 2 - 12 years  1 teaspoonful (5 mL) daily
 As treatment
 1 - 2 years  ½ - 1 teaspoonful (2.5 - 5 mL) 3 times daily
 2 - 12 years  1 teaspoonful (5 mL) 3 times daily
 Or as directed by the physician

Storage/Handling Recommendations

Store protected from light

Keep in a cool dry place.

Review Date

2017-09-16 04:29:56