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Vitamin C (vitamin) for prevention of Tetanus in healthy Seniors

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  • Prevention with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). No studies conducted, and therefore no data exists on benefits. Seems safe.

    • Curefacts.com -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NOT TESTED
    • Curefacts.com -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
    • Curefacts.com -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | PROBABLY SAFE

Recommendations

Do not use this treatment:

No data exists on prevention effects. Side effects seem negligible. Look for other treatments.

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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.

About Vitamin C (vitamin)

Ascorbic Acid tablets

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    Target Population:

    healthy Seniors, 65 year old and above

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    Dosage:

    Daily dosage of 0.2 gram per day, or more (adjusted to age, gender and body weight).

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    Goal:

    Prevention of Tetanus symptoms and complications

Research Summary

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  • Benefits:

    Unknown. No valid clinical trials.

  • Curefacts.com - Safety icon Probably safe
  • Risks:

    0.2-2 gram of Vitamin C per day seems safe for healthy adults and has no side effects. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic adults or when in taking iron.

Tetanus Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Tetanus (Clostridium tetani infection and symptoms)

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    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.

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    Complications:

    bone fractures, heart attack, death

Other Treatments

Brand Names

Vitamin C (supplement)

  • Ascoltin
  • Ascot
  • C-500 Chewable Tablet
  • C-Time
  • Cecon Drops
  • Centrum Singles - Vitamin C
  • Cevi-Bid
  • Sunkist Vitamin C
  • Vicks Vitamin C Drops
  • Ester-C
  • Vasoflex HD
  • Acerola
  • Ascocid
  • Ascor L 500
  • Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts
  • Betac
  • Cemill
  • Cenolate

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Additional Information

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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