The clinical pharmacist warned of dire consequence when more than the normal recommended dosage is consumed.
According to him, the normal recommended doses will depend on many factors such as age, pre-existing medical conditions and other factors.
“The consequences can be disastrous, as it can lead to death or morbidity.
“For example, diabetics are advised not to take more than 500mg vitamin C per day; otherwise, it can lead to false urinary glucose levels.
“Again, persons who are about to undergo amine occult blood tests should avoid vitamin C for about 72 hours before such a test in order to get reliable results.
“Most importantly, diabetic patients and persons with kidney problems can develop kidney stones if they take more than the recommended doses of vitamin C,” he said.