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Category 1 OTC medicines

Vitamin C “TAKEDA”
ビタミンC「タケダ」

CHARACTERISTICS

  • This medicine is a vitamin C preparation in which vitamin B2 is combined with vitamin C (ascorbic acid) and calcium salt (calcium ascorbate) of vitamin C.
  • Six tablets of this medicine (maximum daily dose for persons aged 15 years or over) provide 2000 mg of vitamin C and 68 mg of calcium.
  • This medicine is supplied as an easy-to-take, small, yellow tablet, and does not contain sodium.

INDICATIONS

  1. Supply of vitamin C in the following cases:
    Physical fatigue, during pregnancy or lactation, loss of strength during or after illness, for the elderly
  2. Relief of the following symptoms:
    Blotches, freckles, pigmentation due to sunlight or rash
  3. Prevention of the following bleeding symptoms:
    Bleeding of the gums, bleeding of the nose

If the symptoms described in points 2 and 3 do not improve after using this medicine for about one month, consult your physician, pharmacist, or dentist.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS

Take the following amount of medicine without chewing with cold or lukewarm water after a meal.

Age One dose Daily dose
15 years or over 1 to 3 tablets twice
11-14 years 1 to 2 tablets
7-10 years 1 tablet
Under 7 years Do not take.

Precautions regarding dosage and directions

  1. Children are permitted to take this medicine only under the direction and supervision of a parent or other responsible adult.
  2. Please follow the recommended dosage and directions.

INGREDIENTS

In six 6 tablets (maximum daily dosage for persons aged 15 years or over)

Ingredients Contents
As vitamin C 2000 mg
Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) 1400 mg
Calcium ascorbate 726 mg
Riboflavin butyrate (vitamin B2 butyrate) 6mg

Inactive ingredients:

Partly pregelatinized starch, magnesium stearate, corn starch

Precautions regarding ingredients

  1. Please inform your physician that you are taking this medicine before undergoing urine or fecal tests. (The results of urine or fecal tests may be affected by the use of this medicine.)
  2. Although urine may turn yellow after taking this medicine, do not worry because this is caused by riboflavin butyrate in this medicine.

About Vitamin C

  • While most animals can produce vitamin C in their bodies, animals such as humans and monkeys cannot.
  • This medicine will be a useful source of vitamin C when your body needs a large supply at the time of physical fatigue, during pregnancy or lactation, and due to loss of strength during and after illness, or as a daily supplement for the elderly.
  • The action of vitamin C to relieve blotches, freckles, etc. is well known. Vitamin C is also necessary to produce collagen that connects each cell, and strengthens the blood vessel walls and prevents bleeding of the gums and nose.
  • Since vitamin C is soluble in water, only a small amount is accumulated in the body.

PRECAUTIONS FOR USE

Who should seek consultation

  1. Stop taking this medicine immediately and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson* if the following symptoms appear after taking this medicine because they might be side effects of the medicine. Take this leaflet with you.
    Affected area Symptoms
    Digestive organs Nausea, vomiting, stomach discomfort, feeling of fullness in the stomach, loss of appetite
  2. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if the following symptom appears after taking this medicine and continues or worsens. Take this leaflet with you.
    Diarrhea
  3. Stop taking this medicine and consult a physician, dentist, pharmacist, or registered salesperson if symptoms do not improve after taking this medicine for about one month. Take this leaflet with you.

*Registered salesperson: person who has the license to sell OTC medicines except Category 1.

PRECAUTIONS FOR STORAGE AND HANDLING

  1. Store in a dry, cool place away from direct sunlight. Be sure to close the cap tightly after each use because this preparation easily absorbs moisture.
  2. Keep out of the reach of children.
  3. To prevent improper use and loss of quality, do not transfer the medicine to another container.
  4. Once the bottle is opened, throw away the filler in the bottle. (Putting the filler back into the bottle may change the quality by absorbing moisture. The filler in the bottle protects the tablets from breakage during transportation.)
  5. Do not take this medicine after the expiration date.
  6. Fill in the date when the bottle was opened in the column provided on the box and bottle.
  7. Once the bottle is opened, take this medicine within about 6 months to maintain quality.