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TRIPLE ACTION VITAMIN C + SELENIUM & ZINC

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Description

Triple Action Vitamin C with Selenium and Zinc:

• Vitamin C with Zinc and Selenium provides triple action immune support in one capsule.
• Vitamin C with Zinc and Selenium helps to support and boost a healthy immune system.
• The immune system keeps the body healthy by fighting off potential threats. These include bacteria, viruses and parasites.

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PACKAGE INSERT

Vitamin C+Selenium+Zinc
Pack Size 60

SCHEDULE STATUS:
To be allocated by Council upon registration

PROPRIETARY NAME (and dosage form)
Vitamin C+Selenium+Zinc – Pack Size 60(Capsule)

COMPOSITION:
Each capsule contains:
Vitamin C 500 mg
Zinc 12.5 mg
Selenium 27 mcg

Inactive Ingredients:
Magnesium Stearate, Colloidal silica.

PHARMACOLOGICAL CLASSIFICATION:
D34.12 Multiple Substance Formulation, Complementary Medicine: Health Supplements

PHARMACOLOGICAL ACTION:
Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokenetic properties:
Vitamin C is involved in a variety of metabolic processes including oxidation-reduction reaction and cellular respiration, carbohydrate metabolism, synthesis of lipids and proteins, catabolism of cholesterol to bile acids, conversion of folinic acid, and iron metabolism. Vitamin C is probably best known for its effects as an antioxidant and its role in maintaining proper immune function. Vitamin C plays role in maintaining normal immune function; and it can be used for treating and preventing infectious conditions such as the common cold.

Ascorbic Acid
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin.
Absorption: Vitamin C is well absorbed orally at lower doses, but absorption decreases as the dose increases. Approximately 87% of a 30 mg oral dose is absorbed, 80% of a 100 mg dose is absorbed, 63 % of a 500 mg dose is absorbed, and less than 50% of a 1250 mg does is absorbed.
Excretion: Most vitamin C that is absorbed is excreted in the urine.

Zinc
Zinc is a component of more than 100 enzymes associated with various metabolic processes, including the synthesis of the nucleic acids RNA and DNA. It is required for the transport of Vitamin A for the liver, and as part of superoxide dismutase (SOD) helps protect cells from free radicals. Zinc is also required for growth and development, reproductive development and function, and to support the immune system, where it has been shown to increase T-lymphocytes and enhance other white blood cell functions. However, because of its effects on increasing white blood counts, higher intake of zinc (unless low) is contraindicated with some forms of leukemia.

Selenium
Selenium protects the body from the damage caused by oxidation. Preliminary studies also suggest that the antioxidant effects of selenium may provide protection for those suffering with rheumatoid arthritis and HIV/AIDS by helping to lower the body’s levels of free radicals.
Selenium deficiency may leave the body more vulnerable to heart disease, hypothyroidism, and a weakened immune system. It has also been associated with exhaustion, growth impairment, high cholesterol levels, infections, liver and pancreas impairment, and sterility.

INDICATIONS:
Vitamin C+Zinc+Selenium is used as an antioxidant and to maintain proper immune function.

CONTRA-INDICATIONS:
Known hypersensitivity to Ascorbic Acid.
Patients with kidney stones.
Children under 9 years of age.

INTERACTION:
Zinc might decrease how much antibiotic the body absorbs. Taking zinc along with some antibiotics might decrease the effectiveness of some antibiotics. To avoid this interaction take zinc supplements at least 1 hour after antibiotics.
Selenium might slow blood clotting. Taking selenium along with medications that also slow clotting might increase the chances of bruising and bleeding
Taking selenium, vitamin C, and vitamin E together might decrease the effectiveness of some medications used for lowering cholesterol. It is not known if selenium alone decreases the effectiveness of some medications used for lowering cholesterol.

WARNINGS AND SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS:
Patients with diabetes, who is measuring the glucose levels using a self-monitoring blood glucose device, should know that Vitamin C could interfere with the glucose reading. Please consult with a healthcare professional for correct glucose monitoring.
Vitamin C can increase the absorption of iron and measures of iron status, such as serum iron and ferritin.
High doses of vitamin C can reduce the response to warfarin, possibly by causing diarrhoea and reducing warfarin absorption.

HUMAN REPRODUCTION:
Patients should not use doses exceeding the UL of 2000 mg daily for pregnant or breast-feeding women.
Higher doses can cause osmotic diarrhoea and gastrointestinal upset.

DOSAGE AND DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
Take 2 capsules daily, with or after meals or as prescribed by a healthcare practitioner. Do not exceed the recommended dosage.

SIDE EFFECTS:
Nervous system disorders:
Less frequent: Headache, fatigue.
Gastrointestinal disorders:
Frequent: Gastrointestinal or abdominal discomfort, diarrhoea and nausea.
Skin and subcutaneous tissue disorders:
Less frequent: Skin irritation or rash and metallic taste.

KNOWN SYMPTOMS OF OVERDOSAGE AND PARTICULARS OF ITS TREATMENT:
Treatment is symptomatic and supportive. There is no specific antidote.

IDENTIFICATION:
White/White (Capsule)

PRESENTATION:
The capsules are packed into white bottles containing 60 Capsules. The cap is an induction seal.

STORAGE INSTRUCTIONS:
Store below 25 degrees celsius, in a dry, dark place. Keep in original packaging.
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN

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