Potassium ascorbate 1286 views0 applications

Australian Approved Name (AAN): Potassium ascorbate

Common names and synonyms:  Potassium L-ascorbate; Vitamin C

Molecular formula: C6H7KO6

Molecular weight: 215.1

Conversions: (% potassium): 18.25 (% ascorbic acid): 81.75

RDI for Vitamin C as per NHMRC:
Infants – 0-6 months – 25mg/day (AI)
Infants – 7-12 months – 30mg/day (AI)
Children – 1-8 years – 35mg/day
Children – 9-18 years – 40mg/day
Adults – >19 years – 45mg/day
Pregnancy – 14-18 years – 55mg/day
Pregnancy – 19-50 years – 60mg/day
Lactation – 14-18 years – 80mg/day
Lactation – 19-50 years – 85mg/day

Warnings and restrictions: When for oral or sublingual use, potassium is a mandatory component of potassium ascorbate. When used as an active ingredient and the route of administration is oral or sublingual, the medicine requires the following warning statement on the medicine label:
VIT – Vitamins can only be of assistance if the dietary vitamin intake is inadequate. or Vitamin supplements should not replace a balanced diet.

Allowable purpose of the ingredient: Active. Excipient. Homeopathic

TGA reference: Martindale The Extra Pharmacopoeia (modified)

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