New York hospitals are using high dosage application of Vitamin C for the management of COVID-19 patients after promising results from China.
This revelation was made by Dr. Andrew Weber, a London Island-based pulmonologist and critical care specialist with Northwell Health.
In a post by Daily Mail, the doctor was quoted as saying that he gives 1500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin c to his patients in the intensive care, that is 3-4 doses per day.
The regimen follows the experimental treatments that was done in China.
Dr Weber stated;
“The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,’ he said. ‘It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.”
Jason Molinet, a spokesperson for Northwell also corroborated this claim, he stated that Vitamin C is “widely used” as a coronavirus treatment throughout the health system.
The dosage in such treatment is what makes the difference;
“Each dose is more than 16 times the daily dietary vitamin allowance of vitamin C advised from the National Institute of Health” Weber Claimed.
For adult men, the allowance is 90 milligrams while 75 milligrams is the recommended dose for women
Northwell Health is the largest healthcare provider in New York with 23 hospitals.
According to Molinet, about 700 patients across the hospital network are presently undergoing treatment for COVID-19 while he could not specify how many were receiving vitamin C treatment.
There are 25,665 cases of COVID-19 in New York which includes 14,904 in New York City.