Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 535 113
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 281 76
Multiple sclerosis 52 19
Parkinson's disease 23 2
Fibromyalgia 18 5
Increase effect of another treatment 15 4

Show all 87 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 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 241

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin E

Side effect Patients Percentage
Bruising 1
Diarrhea 1
Hearing problems 1
Itching 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin E

Dosage Patients Percentage
400 intl units daily 25
400 units daily 21
daily 10
400 units twice daily 7
800 intl units daily 7
200 intl units daily 5
1,000 unt daily 5
100 units daily 3
1000 intl units daily 3
1 capsule(s) daily 2

See all 31 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin E

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 101
Did not seem to work 83
Personal research 37
Doctor's advice 24
Expense 19
Course of treatment ended 7
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
See all 247 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin E

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin E

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 27
10 years or more 41

Stopped taking Vitamin E

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 35
6 months - 1 year 46
1 - 2 years 65
2 - 5 years 54
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 146
Usually 70
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 19
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 25
Not at all hard to take 211
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 6
< $25 116
Not specified 120
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45 patient evaluations for Vitamin E

Oct 12, 2014 (Started Feb 28, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have ALS with both upper and lower neurone damage yet my progression has been slow having survived 14 years from first symptoms and still have quality of life. The only side effect was occasional diahoria which I think was natures way of saying you have taken a bit too much. I would recommend people to take it as soon as possible after diagnosis. It needs to be natural vitamin-E. Look at Dr Carsten Hager and vitamin E on the internet to find out why I take it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 21, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Build up to the full dose over 2-3 weeks. The only side effect I have had is occasional diahorea which seems to be the body's way of telling you you have taken too much. I would advise plwMND to take it as early as possible (two thirds dose mid am and remaining 1/3 mid p.m)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support heart health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 intl units Daily

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 intl units Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 intl units Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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