Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Muscle pain 287 90
General health 275 61
Fibromyalgia 220 55
Hypoparathyroidism 62 1
Migraine headaches 52 8
Stiffness/spasticity 52 16

Show all 170 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 283

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
250 mg daily 11
400 mg daily 11
500 mg daily 10
406 mg daily 5
580 mg daily 4
600 mg daily 4
1 mg daily 3
200 mg daily 3
377 mg daily 3
580 mg three times daily 3

See all 51 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 73
Did not seem to work 57
Expense 23
Course of treatment ended 20
Side effects too severe 20
Doctor's advice 16
Personal research 16
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 196 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 16
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 12

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 57
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 37
2 - 5 years 46
5 - 10 years 13
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 223
Usually 70
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 16
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 23
A little hard to take 44
Not at all hard to take 255
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 9
< $25 157
Not specified 163

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Magnesium after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
Hydroxyzine (Vistaril) 1
Topiramate (Topamax) 1

Patients stopped taking Magnesium and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Sumatriptan (Imitrex) 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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