Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 230 56
Muscle pain 226 76
Fibromyalgia 175 47
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 44 7

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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 7
Moderate 17
Mild 25
None 251

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients Percentage
Diarrhea 19
Loose bowel movements 4
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
250 mg daily 22
500 mg daily 20
400 mg daily 19
406 mg daily 13
600 mg daily 11
580 mg daily 9
377 mg daily 8
200 mg daily 6
300 mg daily 5
580 mg twice daily 5

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Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 71
Did not seem to work 53
Expense 22
Course of treatment ended 20
Side effects too severe 20
Personal research 15
Doctor's advice 14
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 1
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 33
2 - 5 years 71
5 - 10 years 52
10 years or more 24

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 55
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 36
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 198
Usually 68
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 15
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 229
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 152
Not specified 138

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Magnesium after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
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40 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 24, 2017 (Started Apr 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily

  • 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
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