Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 240 85
General health 234 59
Fibromyalgia 180 51
Stiffness/spasticity 50 16
Migraine headaches 45 7
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 39 11

Show all 151 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 26
None 266

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 21 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients Percentage
500 mg daily 14
250 mg daily 13
400 mg daily 12
406 mg daily 9
600 mg daily 6
200 mg daily 5
580 mg daily 5
1 mg daily 4
377 mg daily 4
200 mg twice daily 3

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Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 71
Did not seem to work 54
Expense 21
Side effects too severe 20
Course of treatment ended 19
Doctor's advice 15
Personal research 14
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 185 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 48
5 - 10 years 47
10 years or more 25

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 56
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 44
5 - 10 years 12
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 212
Usually 66
Sometimes 21
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 43
Not at all hard to take 241
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 9
< $25 150
Not specified 153

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

Feb 28, 2020 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 17, 2011 (Started Mar 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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