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Vitamin C for Treatment of Pneumonia in Adults

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Vitamin C (vitamin)

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Pneumonia treatment in Adults with Pneumonia

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Treatment with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). Allows faster recovery for 20% of the patients, according to the only study conducted with 140 adults with Pneumonia. More research is needed. Seems safe.

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Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid and L-ascorbic acid, is a vitamin found in food and used as a dietary supplement. As a supplement it is used to treat and prevent scurvy. Evidence does not support use in the general population for the prevention of the common cold. It may be taken by mouth or by injection. It is generally well tolerated. Vitamin C was discovered in 1912, isolated in 1928, and first made in 1933. (source)

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