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Emergen-C

Main Ingredients:   Niacin (AKA: Vitamin B3, Inositol Hexaniacinate, Niacinamide, Nicotinamide, Nicotinic Acid), Vitamin B2 (AKA: Riboflavin), Vitamin B1 (AKA: Aneurin, Thiamin, Thiamine), Vitamin B12, Vitamin B6 (AKA: Pyridoxal, Pyridoxamine, Pyridoxine), Vitamin B5 (AKA: Pantothenic acid), Biotin (AKA: Vitamin B7, Vitamin H), Vitamin C (AKA: Ascorbic Acid)

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8.5
3  Effectiveness
4.1  Side Effects
4  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 4 Emergen-C side effects and 2 Emergen-C benefits.

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Effectiveness of Emergen-C by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Emergen-C, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 7.1% 7.1% 71.4% 14.3% 0%
Balance/Equilibrium 7.1% 0% 85.7% 0% 7.1%
Blood Pressure 0% 14.3% 85.7% 0% 0%
Breathing 0% 21.4% 78.6% 0% 0%
Confidence 14.3% 0% 85.7% 0% 0%
Coordination/Motor Skills 7.1% 7.1% 78.6% 0% 7.1%
Digestion 7.1% 7.1% 64.3% 7.1% 14.3%
Emotional Well-being 7.1% 7.1% 78.6% 0% 7.1%
Energy 14.3% 28.6% 42.9% 7.1% 7.1%
Eyesight 0% 14.3% 85.7% 0% 0%
Memory 7.1% 7.1% 85.7% 0% 0%
Mental Clarity 14.3% 0% 78.6% 7.1% 0%
Pain 14.3% 0% 78.6% 0% 7.1%
Patience 0% 14.3% 78.6% 0% 7.1%
Sexual Health 0% 14.3% 85.7% 0% 0%
Skin Complexion 7.1% 7.1% 78.6% 7.1% 0%
Sleep 7.1% 21.4% 50% 7.1% 14.3%
Stress Level 14.3% 0% 78.6% 7.1% 0%
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Commonly Reported Emergen-C Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Anxiety 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
Diarrhea 66.7% 8.3% 16.7% 8.3% 0%
Dizziness 92.3% 0% 0% 0% 7.7%
Drowsiness 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
Dry Mouth 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Dry Skin 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Fatigue 76.9% 7.7% 0% 15.4% 0%
Gas 54.5% 9.1% 36.4% 0% 0%
General Discomfort 80% 0% 10% 10% 0%
Headache 84.6% 7.7% 0% 7.7% 0%
Insomnia 91.7% 0% 0% 0% 8.3%
Irregular Heartbeat 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Muscle / Joint Pain 80% 0% 20% 0% 0%
Muscle Cramping 70% 0% 20% 0% 10%
Nausea 75% 8.3% 0% 16.7% 0%
Respiratory Tract Infection 90% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Sensitivity to Light 90% 0% 0% 10% 0%
Stomach Ache 60% 10% 20% 0% 10%
Taste Perversion 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
Vomiting 90.9% 0% 0% 9.1% 0%
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Less Commonly Reported Emergen-C Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abnormal / Vivid Dreams 90% 10% 0% 0% 0%
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Episodes since taking Emergen-C
Since taking Emergen-C Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Auto Accident 0.6%
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User Comments about Emergen-C
11 Mar 2013 I have been suffering from Pertussis(whooping cough) and read it helped. I tried it and I have to admit it really does help. I feel much better. I am still coughing, but my fits are now manageable. I really would tell anyone looking for relief to try it.
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01 Mar 2011 I was in Florida, with a runny nose, and had just recovered from a cold, started taking emergen-c recommended by a friend, and it improved, now I am free of the runny nose, sore throat and cold symptoms.
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07 Aug 2010 great remedy for cold and possible prevention of it
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