The Effect of Ingestion of Megadoses of Ascorbic Acid on Urinary Oxalate Excretion in Normal Subjects and Stone Formers

  • A. K. Pendse
  • A. K. Purchit
  • R. Ghosh
  • A. Goyal
  • P. P. Singh


In Western countries megadoses of ascorbic acid, ranging from 3 to 30 g, are being advocated as prophylactic and therapeutic measures against several diseases, notably the common cold and certain malignant conditions1−6. In India, it is common practice to use ascorbic acid in doses between 200 and 1000 mg/day during the post-operative period to achieve faster wound healing and to counter infection but there is an increased trend towards the use of megadoses of ascorbic acid.


Ascorbic Acid Oxalic Acid Calcium Oxalate Urinary Oxalate Urinary Oxalate Excretion 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. K. Pendse
    • 1
  • A. K. Purchit
    • 1
  • R. Ghosh
    • 1
  • A. Goyal
    • 1
  • P. P. Singh
    • 1
  1. 1.Depts. of Biochemistry and SurgeryR. N. T. Medical CollegeIndia

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