PRESS RELEASE: INTRAVENOUS VITAMIN C PROVEN SAFE.
Debate about the safety of intravenous vitamin C treatment for H1N1 suffers in ICU facing potential death should stop. A July 2010 study http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0011414 (pdf attached) has found that: “High dose IV vitamin C is in unexpectedly wide use by CAM practitioners. Other than the known complications of IV vitamin C in those with renal impairment or glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, high dose intravenous vitamin C appears to be remarkably safe. Physicians should inquire about IV vitamin C use in patients with cancer, chronic, untreatable, or intractable conditions and be observant of unexpected harm, drug interactions, or benefit.”
Given that ICU care, is often intractable and sometimes untreatable, and given that death is a somewhat irreversible condition, it is astonishing that the medical profession continues to be obstructive, and deprive patients of their right to use potentially effective, safe treatments.
On behalf of many concerned New Zealand citizens, Hilary Butler, 25 Harrisville Road, Tuakau, 2121. 092368990.