What is Multivitamins?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Multi Vitamins for Women 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 2957 591
Fatigue 248 59
Multiple sclerosis 111 21
Support nutritional health 55 15
Support immune health 45 5

Show all 138 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 17
Mild 29
None 648

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 9
Aftertaste 2
Constipation 2
Fatigue 2
Flatulence 2
Indigestion 2

Show all 35 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 tablet(s) daily 48
daily 27
1 cap(s) daily 24
1 tab(s) daily 11
1 capsule(s) daily 6
2 tablet(s) daily 6
2 other daily 4
1 other daily 3
1 tablet(s) twice daily 3
2 capsule(s) daily 3

See all 21 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 214
Did not seem to work 69
Expense 54
Personal research 42
Doctor's advice 41
Course of treatment ended 21
Side effects too severe 14
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 408 patients who've stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 22
5 - 10 years 35
10 years or more 80

Stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 63
6 months - 1 year 76
1 - 2 years 66
2 - 5 years 90
5 - 10 years 43
10 years or more 49
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 409
Usually 197
Sometimes 69
Never taken as prescribed 23
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 32
A little hard to take 118
Not at all hard to take 539
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 8
$100-199 2
$50-99 11
$25-49 48
< $25 346
Not specified 283
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97 patient evaluations for Multivitamins

Jul 24, 2020 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: I don't know if I took a placebo that I would know it. But...I perceive my fatigue is lessened on the occasions when I take my vitamin. Especially the B Complex. It helps with my anxious feelings. Calms me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Oct 24, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: To remember to take with breakfast it helps me to keep the whole bottle up next to the oatmeal. Provides minerals also.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 26, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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
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