What is Calcium and Magnesium?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: CalMag Rolaids Extra Strength Rainbow Light Magnesium Calcium Show all

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See also: Bio Nativus Calcium Magnesium and Zinc Powder Magnesium

Calcium is needed for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and aids the nervous system. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 55 16
Stiffness/spasticity 15 1
Osteoporosis 7 2
Fibromyalgia 4 4
Multiple sclerosis 4 0

Show all 37 reasons taken


  • 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 1
Mild 0
None 39

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calcium and Magnesium

Side effect Patients Percentage
Fatigue 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calcium and Magnesium

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 10
250-155 mg daily 2
250-125 mg daily 1
250-125 mg four times daily 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Calcium and Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 6
Did not seem to work 4
Expense 3
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 2
Side effects too severe 2
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 16 patients who've stopped taking Calcium and Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Calcium and Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 5
10 years or more 5

Stopped taking Calcium and Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 3
5 - 10 years 2
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 27
Usually 11
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 7
Not at all hard to take 31
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 4
< $25 14
Not specified 23
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2 patient evaluations for Calcium and Magnesium

Feb 5, 2014 (Started Jul 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for muscle and joint pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

May 10, 2009 (Started Apr 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (hypomania)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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