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Vitamin C (vitamin) for prevention of Asthma in Adults with Asthma

  • Ineffective

    Bottom Line

  • Treatment with Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid tablets). Seems ineffective, according to 8 medium-low quality studies with 363 adults. More research is needed. Seems safe.

    • EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING
    • EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
    • SAFETY | SAFE

Recommendations

Avoid this treatment:

Unclear impact. Seems ineffective. More research is needed. Side effects seem minor.

Doctors Say That

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

  • Target Population:

    Adults with Asthma, 16 to 65 years old

  • Dosage:

    Daily dosage of 0.5-2 mg in most cases

  • Goal:

    Prevention of exercise-induced Asthma symptoms

Research Summary

  • Needs more testing
  • 8 Clinical Studies
  • 363 Adults Tested
  • Ineffective
  • Benefits:

    Ineffective, according to 8 medium-low quality studies with 363 participants. More research is needed.

  • Safe
  • Risks:

    Up to 2 grams of Vitamin C per day seems safe for adults and has no side effects. Doctor consultation is needed for diabetic adults or when in taking iron.

Asthma Overview

  • Medical problem:

    Asthma attacks (shortness of breath)

  • Symptoms and signs:

    Chest pain, chest tightness, persistent cough, shortness of breath, sleeping problems and wheezing.

  • Complications:

    Side effects of long term medications, permanent narrowing of the bronchial tubes, respiratory arrest, hospitalization, 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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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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