Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 785 138
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 166 40
Support immune health 76 18
Iron Deficiency Anemia 62 20
Fatigue 31 5
Multiple Sclerosis 28 2

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  • 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 6
Mild 16
None 219

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

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 3
Stomach upset 2
Acid reflux 1
Anxious mood 1
Bad taste in mouth 1
Bowel Irregularity 1

Show all 22 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 56
1,000 mg daily 44
2,000 mg daily 14
1,000 mg daily 7
250 mg daily 5
500 mg twice daily 5
3,000 mg daily 5
1,500 mg daily 4
1,000 mg twice daily 3
1,000 mg twice daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

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Reason Patients
Other 97
Did not seem to work 52
Doctor's advice 18
Personal research 18
Expense 17
Course of treatment ended 14
Side effects too severe 9
Change in health plan coverage 3
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Duration

Currently taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 15
2 - 5 years 28
5 - 10 years 70
10 years or more 46

Stopped taking Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 42
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 134
Usually 75
Sometimes 23
Never taken as prescribed 13
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 13
A little hard to take 32
Not at all hard to take 197
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 1
$25-49 10
< $25 106
Not specified 128
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45 patient evaluations for Vitamin C (ascorbic acid)

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MSMomx4
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MSMomx4
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Nov 30, 2016 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 20, 2015 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 4, 2015 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 10, 2014 (Started Jan 23, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support nutritional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Daily

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msims1963
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msims1963
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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Oct 10, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 4000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: More energy; less sickness (colds, sinus, etc.)
Cost: $25-49 monthly

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reikihh
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reikihh
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

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Oct 2, 2016 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Stomach upset)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: I stopped taking this med because at the large doses I needed to take it caused stomach upset.  I gradually came off it.  That was over a year ago.  I do not take this at all anymore.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stomach upset

Jul 1, 2014 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Stomach upset)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 100 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stomach upset

Oct 14, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Stomach upset)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stomach upset

Mar 15, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Stomach upset)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I need to take 1 tsp daily every single day for it to work the best for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Stomach upset

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