Vitamin C (Topical)

Description

Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is an essential component in our body. The topical form of vitamin C is used as a skin rejuvenating agent. It acts as a potent antioxidant and aids in collagen synthesis. It also protects the skin from damaging effects of sun exposure.

Side effects

Major & minor side effects for Vitamin C (Topical)

  • Erythema
  • Itchy and dry skin
  • Skin irritation

Uses of Vitamin C (Topical)

What is it prescribed for?

  • Photodamaged skin
  • Melasma
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Post procedure inflammation
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Concerns

Commonly asked questions

  • Onset of action
    The amount of time taken for this medicine to show its effect is subject to vary based on the intended use.
  • Duration of effect
    The time duration for which this medicine remains effective is subject to vary based on the intended use and duration of application.
  • Safe with alcohol?
    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
  • Is it habit forming?
    No habit-forming tendencies were reported.
  • Usage in pregnancy?
    This medicine is safe for use in pregnant women. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
  • Usage while breast-feeding?
    This medicine is safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, precautions should be taken to prevent the ingestion of the medicine by the nursing infant. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Allergy

This medicine is not recommended for use in patients with a known allergy to Vitamin C or any other inactive ingredient present along with it.
Warnings for special population

Pregnancy

This medicine is safe for use in pregnant women. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.

Breast-feeding

This medicine is safe for use in breastfeeding women. However, precautions should be taken to prevent the ingestion of the medicine by the nursing infant. Discuss all the risks and benefits with your doctor before using this medicine.
General warnings

External use

This medicine is intended for external use only. Direct contact with eyes, ears, or mouth should be avoided.

Tingling or stinging sensation

Use of this medicine may cause a tingling or stinging sensation in some patients. This effect is temporary in most cases and decreases with continuous use. If the irritation is severe, consult your doctor for further instructions.

Missed Dose

Contact your doctor for more information

Overdose

Contact your doctor for more information
All drugs interact differently for person to person. You should check all the possible interactions with your doctor before starting any medicine.
Interaction with Alcohol

Description

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

Instructions

Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.
Interaction with Medicine
Disease interactions

Disease

Information not available.
Food interactions
Information not available.
Lab interactions
Information not available.
Apply Vitamin C (Topical) following all the usage instructions mentioned on the label/package insert. Clean the affected area before application. Avoid contact with eyes, mouth, or broken skin. Consult the doctor if you experience any undesired side effects.
Miscelleneous

Usage does not depend on food timings

To be taken in morning

Does not cause sleepiness

How it works
This medicine works by acting as an antioxidant and playing a vital role in collagen synthesis. It also has some anti-inflammatory and depigmentation properties as well.
Legal Status

Approved

Approved

Approved

Approved

Classification

Category

Topical agents

Schedule

OTC

PK F. Topical vitamin C: a useful agent for treating photoaging and other dermatologic conditions. - PubMed - NCBI [Internet]. Ncbi.nlm.nih.gov. 2017 [cited 22 September 2017]. Available from:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16029672

VC 15 Serum [Internet]. CiplaMed. 2017 [cited 22 September 2017]. Available from:

https://ciplamed.com/content/vc-15-serum

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Information on this page was last updated on 25 Sep 2017

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