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Vitamin C for Treatment of Pneumonia in Seniors

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Pneumonia treatment in Seniors with Pneumonia - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 1 study with 57 seniors - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | EFFECTIVE - Circle icon SAFETY | SAFE
Treatment with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). Unclear benefits. Helps 1 in 7 patients to survive, according to the only small study conducted with 57 seniors. 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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