Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 103 31
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 102 36
Multiple sclerosis 59 34
Parkinson's disease 16 10
Fatigue 14 4
Support nutritional health 12 2

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 11
None 150

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alpha Lipoic Acid

Side effect Patients Percentage
Abnormal urine smell 2
Headaches 2
Nausea 2
Acid reflux 1
Anxious mood 1
Autonomic neuropathy 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Dosage Patients Percentage
600 mg daily 5
400 mg daily 4
100 mg daily 3
200 mg daily 3
300 mg daily 3
daily 3
50 mg daily 2
200 mg three times daily 2
300 mg twice daily 2
1 tablet(s) three times daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Did not seem to work 65
Other 39
Expense 22
Personal research 7
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 132 patients who've stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration

Currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 46
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 109
Usually 37
Sometimes 14
Never taken as prescribed 6
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 11
A little hard to take 36
Not at all hard to take 118
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 4
$100-199 1
$50-99 6
$25-49 13
< $25 71
Not specified 71
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18 patient evaluations for Alpha Lipoic Acid

Jul 7, 2017 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Alpha-lipoic acid, the universal antioxidant, consists of two different forms (isomers) — R and S — that have vastly different properties. The “R” form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid's phenomenal antioxidant effect.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 5, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2017 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Chelation)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Support brain health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Quack, quack!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Chelation)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support brain health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't bother.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 8, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Neuroprotection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 26, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Suprised me. Makes getting up in the morning easier.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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