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Vitamin C (vitamin) for prevention of Pneumonia in Adults with burns

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    Bottom Line

  • Prevention with high dosage of Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid infusion). Seems ineffective. Only one small study conducted, in 37 adults with burns. More research is needed. Mild side effects may include stomach pain.

    • -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED
    • -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
    • -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | MILD RISKS -  Tooltip icon Consult a Doctor


Do not use this treatment:

The very limited data that exists shows no benefits. Side effects seem minor.

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Patients hospitalized with severe burns are highly exposed to viruses and bacteria, and therefore to hospital-acquired pneumonia.

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 infusion

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    Target Population:

    Adults with burns, 16 to 65 years old

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    110 gram, infused as liquid directly into a vein, for 1 day, for a 70 kg. person

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    Prevention of Pneumonia symptoms and complications

Research Summary

  • - Green Pages icon Poorly tested
  • 1 Clinical Studies
  • 37 - Tooltip icon Adults Tested
  • Ineffective
  • Benefits:

    Does not prevent Pneumonia in adults with burns, according to a single small study conducted with 37 patients with severe burns.

  • - Safety icon Mild risks
  • Risks:

    High dosage of Vitamin C may cause diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, heartburn, stomach pain and discomfort, headache, insomnia and kidney stones. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic adults or when in taking iron.

Pneumonia Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Pneumonia (usually Streptococcal pneumonia lung infection and symptoms)

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Chest pain, shaking chills, cough, excessive sweating, fatigue, fever, headache, loss of appetite, low energy and shortness of breath.

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    Bacteria in the bloodstream (bacteremia), lung abscess, fluid accumulation around the lungs (pleural effusion) and infection of such fluid (empyema), 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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