Intravenous Vitamin C in the Treatment of Viral Infection, Especially in the Treatment of Shingles (168)
|ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00921934|
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : June 17, 2009
Results First Posted : October 26, 2012
Last Update Posted : December 21, 2017
Chronic viral infections induce oxidative stress that can cause a number of concomitant diseases, e.g. cardio-vascular diseases or metabolic disorders. Therefore, a sufficient treatment of oxidative stress may be of benefit for the patient to prevent further diseases.
Shingles (herpes zoster infection) have been successfully treated with antioxidative substances like high-dose vitamin C for ages. Not only the acute symptoms can be diminished by high-dose vitamin C. Even long-term sequelae, like painful post-herpetic neuropathy, may be mitigated or even fully avoided.
|Condition or disease|
|Virus Diseases Herpes Zoster|
|Study Type :||Observational|
|Actual Enrollment :||68 participants|
|Official Title:||PASCORBIN 7.5g in the Treatment of Viral Infection, Especially Varicella Zoster Infection: An Observational Cohort Study|
|Study Start Date :||April 2009|
|Primary Completion Date :||December 2010|
|Study Completion Date :||December 2010|
Adult patients suffering from acute viral infection, especially herpes zoster, presenting themselves in Primary Care Centers or hospitals all over Germany, and who are treated with standard therapy and add-on vitamin C.
- Change of Pain Measured by VAS [ Time Frame: visit 1 - 3 ]VAS (minimum = 0 = no pain, maximum = 10 = extrem pain, change of pain measured by VAS
Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT00921934
|Praxis Dr. Schencking, Rheinstr. 77a|
|Ransbach-Baumbach, Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany, 56235|
|Principal Investigator:||Martin Schencking, MD||Rheinstr. 77a, D-56235 Ransbach-Baumbach|
|Study Director:||Bianka Krick||Pascoe Pharmazeutische Praeparate GmbH|