What is Multivitamins?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Centrum Multivitamin 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 2632 567
Fatigue 198 58
Multiple sclerosis 101 21
Support nutritional health 50 15
Support immune health 40 5

Show all 118 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 16
Mild 28
None 622

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 9
Constipation 2
Flatulence 2
Indigestion 2
Insomnia 2
Stomach pain 2

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 tablet(s) daily 115
daily 71
1 cap(s) daily 51
1 tab(s) daily 19
1 capsule(s) daily 14
2 tablet(s) daily 11
2 other daily 10
1 other daily 9
1 daily 8
1 mg daily 8

See all 43 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins

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Reason Patients Percentage
Other 206
Did not seem to work 61
Expense 50
Personal research 37
Doctor's advice 36
Course of treatment ended 19
Side effects too severe 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 382 patients who've stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 27
2 - 5 years 64
5 - 10 years 93
10 years or more 179

Stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 31
1 - 6 months 64
6 months - 1 year 75
1 - 2 years 66
2 - 5 years 82
5 - 10 years 40
10 years or more 44
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 394
Usually 193
Sometimes 63
Never taken as prescribed 20
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 30
A little hard to take 111
Not at all hard to take 521
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 8
$100-199 0
$50-99 11
$25-49 46
< $25 332
Not specified 273
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99 patient evaluations for Multivitamins

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

Jan 15, 2017 (Started Mar 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 cap(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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