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Is it safe to take 1, 000 mg vitamin c two weeks prior to surgery?

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Dr. Gebrehana Zebro (formerly Woldegiorgis)
Internal Medicine 32 years experience
The dosage ad: Duration is ok but the purpose is not clear . There is a theory that vitamin c is good for wound healing but this is not to mean that your need to take it prior to surgery . As long as you eat healthy food , and keep healthy style , you do not need to take extra vitamin. However, if you want to take it there is no danger or contraindication
Dr. Greg Hinson
Family Medicine 27 years experience
Sure: Some surgeons even suggest that their patients take vitamin c prior to surgery, with evidence it might reduce recovery time and healing!
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Yes: It is safe to take 1000mg vitamin c 2 weeks prior to surgery.

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Last updated Sep 14, 2013

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