Prevention with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). No studies conducted, and therefore no data exists on benefits. Seems safe.
Do not use this treatment:
No data exists on prevention effects. Side effects seem negligible. Look for other treatments.
Any excess of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) is evacuated from our body through the urine. This makes vitamin C pretty safe even in high dosages.
Ascorbic Acid tablets
healthy Children, 2 to 16 years old
Daily dosage of 0.2 gram per day, or more (adjusted to age, gender and body weight).
Prevention of Tetanus symptoms and complications
Unknown. No valid clinical trials.
0.2-2 gram of Vitamin C per day seems safe for healthy children and has no side effects. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic children or when in taking iron.
Tetanus (Clostridium tetani infection and symptoms)
Symptoms and signs:
Difficulty swallowing, fever, headache, high blood pressure, rapid heart rate, shortness of breath, spasms, spasms in abdominal muscles, spasms in back muscles, spasms in chest muscles, spasms in facial muscles, spasms in jaws muscles, spasms in neck muscles, suffocation, sweating, uncontrolled defecation and uncontrolled urination.
bone fractures, heart attack, death
Vitamin C (supplement)
Visitors at this page also visited
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)
Similar pages on this site
Good to know
Battling bad science
Ben Goldacre, science journalist
Poll: expectations from online healthcare resources
Answer 4 multiple choice questions, to help us improve our service
Systematic Reviews: The highest level of evidence about medical interventions
See why we trust them in CureFacts, and why should you trust them as well.