What is Multivitamins and minerals?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Caltrate 600 with D Plus One Source Women's Multivitamins M-Vit Show all

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See also: Mineral Supplements

A vitamin is a nutrient that is an organic compound required in tiny amounts for essential metabolic reactions in a living organism. Most vitamins must be obtained from the diet. Vitamin supplements may also contain mineral supplements as well.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 388 126
Fibromyalgia 46 15
Increase effect of another treatment 26 7
Fatigue 13 3
Multiple sclerosis 7 1

Show all 69 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 3
Mild 17
None 154

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins and minerals

Side effect Patients Percentage
Nausea 3
Gastrointestinal discomfort 1
Stomach pain 1
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1
Vomiting 1
Yellow colored urine 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins and minerals

Dosage Patients Percentage
daily 23
1 tablet(s) daily 20
1 other daily 4
1 mg daily 3
2 tablet(s) daily 3
1 capsule(s) daily 2
1 capsule(s) twice daily 2
1 capsule(s) m,w,f 1
1 cap(s) daily 1
2 capsule(s) daily 1

See all 17 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 41
Expense 17
Did not seem to work 11
Course of treatment ended 8
Personal research 8
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 4
See all 83 patients who've stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 8
2 - 5 years 13
5 - 10 years 14
10 years or more 31

Stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 122
Usually 29
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 62
Not at all hard to take 95
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 15
$25-49 13
< $25 63
Not specified 83
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20 patient evaluations for Multivitamins and minerals

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Dec 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for hair)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for thin nails (ie bendable or easily tearable))
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brittle nails)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insufficient nurtients)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Well it's great ! I don't have a single complaint. I just stopped it since I'm pregnant and the only three medications I'm taking are: Hydroxychloroquine, Colostrum (natural), and Prenatals.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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