Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 803 150
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 168 44
Support immune health 77 18
Iron deficiency anemia 70 24
Fatigue 31 5
Multiple sclerosis 28 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 9
Mild 17
None 240

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 4
Anxious mood 2
Upset stomach 2
Acid reflux 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bowel Irregularity 1

Show all 25 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 50
1,000 mg daily 41
1,000 mg daily 17
2,000 mg daily 11
500 mg twice daily 6
250 mg daily 5
1,000 mg twice daily 5
1,500 mg daily 3
3,000 mg daily 3
4,000 mg daily 3

See all 41 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 99
Did not seem to work 52
Personal research 20
Doctor's advice 18
Expense 17
Course of treatment ended 14
Side effects too severe 10
Change in health plan coverage 3
See all 213 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 72
10 years or more 49

Stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 43
6 months - 1 year 38
1 - 2 years 50
2 - 5 years 43
5 - 10 years 18
10 years or more 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 153
Usually 80
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 37
Not at all hard to take 216
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 2
$25-49 13
< $25 117
Not specified 137
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46 patient evaluations for Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Apr 1, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1995)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 9000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 3,000mg of Vitamin C three times a day prevents all colds and keeps me healthy.

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 6, 2016 (Started Oct 14, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Twice daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 1, 2015 (Started Oct 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I may take Vitamin C id I have a cold.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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