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Medications for Scurvy

About Scurvy:  A condition characterized by general weakness, anemia, gum disease (gingivitis), and skin hemorrhages resulting from a lack of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) in the diet. Scurvy is now most frequently seen in older, malnourished adults.

Drugs Used to Treat Scurvy

The following list of medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
Vitamin C N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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ascorbic acid N N Add review
6.0

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Brand names:  Vitamin C, Acerola, Betac, Vicks Vitamin C Drops, Ascocid, Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts, Ascor L 500, Ester-C, C-Time, Cee-500, Protexin, C / Rose Hips, Cecon, Cemill 1000, Cevi-Bid, Sunkist Vitamin C, Cemill, Cemill 500, Mega-C-Acid Plus, N Ice with Vitamin C, Ascor …show all

Drug class: vitamins

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Acerola N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Betac N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Vicks Vitamin C Drops N N Add review
10

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Ascocid N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Ascorbic Acid Quick Melts N N Add review
5.0

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Ascor L 500 N N Add review
4.0

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Ester-C N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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C-Time N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Cee-500 N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Protexin N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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C / Rose Hips N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Cecon N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Cemill 1000 N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Cevi-Bid N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Sunkist Vitamin C N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Cemill N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Cemill 500 N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Mega-C-Acid Plus N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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N Ice with Vitamin C N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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Ascor N N Add review Rate

Generic name: ascorbic acid systemic

Drug class: vitamins

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OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N Is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 Has a high potential for abuse. Has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision.
2 Has a high potential for abuse. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 Has a potential for abuse less than those in schedules 1 and 2. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 3. It has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 3.
5 Has a low potential for abuse relative to those in schedule 4. Has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to those in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

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