Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 236 81
General health 231 58
Fibromyalgia 178 49
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 44 7
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 38 10

Show all 149 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 7
Moderate 15
Mild 25
None 254

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 17
Loose bowel movements 3
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Nausea 2
Abdominal bloating 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients Percentage
400 mg daily 22
500 mg daily 20
250 mg daily 14
406 mg daily 12
580 mg daily 9
600 mg daily 9
377 mg daily 6
1 mg daily 5
580 mg twice daily 5
800 mg daily 4

See all 72 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 71
Did not seem to work 54
Expense 21
Course of treatment ended 20
Side effects too severe 20
Personal research 14
Doctor's advice 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 184 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 30
2 - 5 years 64
5 - 10 years 53
10 years or more 31

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 55
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 40
2 - 5 years 38
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 201
Usually 66
Sometimes 20
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 41
Not at all hard to take 230
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 9
< $25 146
Not specified 144

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Magnesium after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1
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39 patient evaluations for Magnesium

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can't quite remember why my neuro told me to take it, but I do anyway (which is unlike me. Usually, I don't just do as the doctor says just because he says it. However; my neuro's done a fantastic job and I'll follow his recommendation on this one because of that.)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with enzyme action, hardening of bone, muscle contraction and the operation of the body's immune system. Cofactor for over 300 enzyme systems, it aids and helps calms the nervous system towards sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This is used to fight free radical cells
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 580 mg Daily

  • 1 helpful mark
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