Ten Coronavirus (COVID-19) patients in Bauchi state have overdosed on Vitamin C at the isolation centres in the state.
Chairman of the state Primary Healthcare Development Agency (BSPHCDA), Rilwanu Muhammed, made this known while speaking to journalists on Sunday.
According to Muhammad, the patients took the drug thinking that it will cure them of the dreaded infection.
Muhammad advised patients to desist from self-medication, saying that an overdose of vitamin C may cause gall bladder stone, kidney stone, and pelvic ulcer.
The medical expert noted that drugs should be taken based on doctor’s prescription, adding that patients’ welfare is of utmost priority to the state government.
He added that four COVID-19 patients who practised “steaming” as treatment ended up developing hypertension.
”You know vitamin C is good for the body but its important people should take it moderately, at least only one in a day,” he said.
“But unfortunately some of our patients are taking double or triple dose in a day and one of the side effects of this drug is that it causes pelvic ulcer, which will create other problems for them.
“About 10 of our patients were discovered to have taken the overdose of these drugs. The overdose also causes gall bladder stone and kidney stones.”