What is Multivitamins?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Centrum Multivitamin Centrum Silver One A Day Women's Show all

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See also: Thorne Basic Nutrients V Vitamin Supplements

A multivitamin is a preparation intended to supplement a human diet with vitamins, dietary minerals and other nutritional elements. Such preparations are available in the form of tablets, capsules, pastilles, powders, liquids and injectable formulations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 2630 572
Fatigue 199 58
Multiple sclerosis 100 21
Support nutritional health 50 15
Support immune health 41 5

Show all 121 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 4
Moderate 16
Mild 28
None 628

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 9
Constipation 2
Flatulence 2
Indigestion 2
Insomnia 2
Stomach pain 2

Show all 35 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 tablet(s) daily 61
daily 46
1 cap(s) daily 31
1 tab(s) daily 14
1 capsule(s) daily 8
1 other daily 6
2 other daily 6
1 daily 4
1 tablet(s) twice daily 3
1 mg daily 2

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 205
Did not seem to work 64
Expense 51
Personal research 38
Doctor's advice 36
Course of treatment ended 19
Side effects too severe 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 386 patients who've stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 44
10 years or more 119

Stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 63
6 months - 1 year 75
1 - 2 years 70
2 - 5 years 87
5 - 10 years 43
10 years or more 47
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 398
Usually 193
Sometimes 64
Never taken as prescribed 21
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 31
A little hard to take 112
Not at all hard to take 524
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 8
$100-199 1
$50-99 11
$25-49 46
< $25 336
Not specified 274
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97 patient evaluations for Multivitamins

Oct 1, 2019 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 10, 2019 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 19, 2019 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 27, 2019 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 23, 2019 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 30, 2018 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 4, 2018 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 10, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 25, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Take daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 17, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Take daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 10, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 14, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 13, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jan 15, 2017 (Started Mar 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 cap(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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