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All about: Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules

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Generic Name: Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Controlled-Release Capsules and Controlled-Release Tablets (a-SKOR-bik AS-id)
Brand Name: Examples include Cemill and Cevi-Bid

Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules is used for:

Treating and preventing low levels of vitamin C. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules is a vitamin. It works by supplementing vitamin C, which is used in many functions in the body.

Do NOT use Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules if:

  • you are allergic to any ingredient in Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules

Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Before using Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules:

Some medical conditions may interact with Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have any medical conditions, especially if any of the following apply to you:

  • if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding
  • if you are taking any prescription or nonprescription medicine, herbal preparation, or dietary supplement
  • if you have allergies to medicines, foods, or other substances
  • if you have diabetes, glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, a high iron level in the blood, anemia (eg, sickle cell, sideroblastic, thalassemia), or kidney stones

Some MEDICINES MAY INTERACT with Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules. Tell your health care provider if you are taking any other medicines, especially any of the following:

  • Anticoagulants (eg, warfarin) because side effects may be increased by Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules

This may not be a complete list of all interactions that may occur. Ask your health care provider if Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules may interact with other medicines that you take. Check with your health care provider before you start, stop, or change the dose of any medicine.

How to use Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules:

Use Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules as directed by your doctor. Check the label on the medicine for exact dosing instructions.

  • Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules may be taken with or without food.
  • Swallow Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules whole. Do not break, crush, or chew before swallowing.
  • Take Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules with a full glass of water (8 oz/240 mL). Do not lie down for 30 minutes after taking Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules.
  • If you miss a dose of Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules, take it as soon as possible. If it is almost time for your next dose, skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not take 2 doses at once.

Ask your health care provider any questions you may have about how to use Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules.

Important safety information:

  • Do not take large doses of vitamins (megadoses or megavitamin therapy) while taking Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules unless directed to by your doctor.
  • Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules may cause incorrect results with some in-home cholesterol test kits. Check with your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules and need to check your cholesterol at home.
  • Diabetes patients - Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules may cause incorrect test results with some urine glucose tests. Check with your doctor before you adjust the dose of your diabetes medicine or change your diet.
  • Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules may cause incorrect test results with kits used to check for blood in the stool. Check with your doctor if you are taking Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules when using the test kit.
  • PREGNANCY and BREAST-FEEDING: If you become pregnant while taking Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules, discuss with your doctor the benefits and risks of using Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules during pregnancy. Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules is excreted in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you are using Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules, check with your doctor or pharmacist to discuss the risks to your baby.

Possible side effects of Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules:

All medicines may cause side effects, but many people have no, or minor, side effects. Check with your doctor if any of these most COMMON side effects persist or become bothersome:

Diarrhea; nausea; upset stomach; vomiting.

Seek medical attention right away if any of these SEVERE side effects occur:

Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); kidney stones (eg, abdominal pain/back pain, painful urination).

This is not a complete list of all side effects that may occur. If you have questions or need medical advice about side effects, contact your doctor or health care provider. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088) or at http://www.fda.gov/medwatch.

If OVERDOSE is suspected:

Contact 1-800-222-1222 (the American Association of Poison Control Centers), your local poison control center ( http://www.aapcc.org/findyour.htm), or emergency room immediately. Symptoms may include gout.

Proper storage of Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules:

Store Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules at room temperature, between 59 and 86 degrees F (15 and 30 degrees C). Store away from heat, moisture, and light. Do not store in the bathroom. Keep Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules out of the reach of children and away from pets.

General information:

  • If you have any questions about Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules, please talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.
  • Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.
  • If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

This information is a summary only. It does not contain all information about Cevi-Bid Controlled-Release Capsules. If you have questions about the medicine you are taking or would like more information, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or other health care provider.

Issue Date: September 5, 2007
Database Edition 07.3.1.003
Copyright © 2007 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.

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