Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 108 32
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 100 34
Multiple sclerosis 56 26
Parkinson's disease 16 10
Fatigue 14 4
Support nutritional health 13 2

Show all 73 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
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 10
None 133

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alpha Lipoic Acid

Side effect Patients
Abnormal urine smell 2
Headaches 2
Nausea 2
Acid reflux 1
Affects memory 1
Anxious mood 1

Show all 13 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Dosage Patients
100 mg daily 14
600 mg daily 13
daily 5
300 mg daily 4
1,200 mg daily 4
200 mg daily 3
400 mg daily 3
600 mg twice daily 3
50 mg daily 2
50 mg twice daily 2

See all 24 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 62
Other 38
Expense 21
Personal research 8
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 128 patients who've stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration

Currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 11

Stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 40
6 months - 1 year 25
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 91
Usually 36
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 33
Not at all hard to take 103
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 1
$50-99 7
$25-49 11
< $25 62
Not specified 62
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19 patient evaluations for Alpha Lipoic Acid

Jul 7, 2017 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Alpha-lipoic acid, the universal antioxidant, consists of two different forms (isomers) — R and S — that have vastly different properties. The “R” form is the biologically active component (native to the body) that is responsible for lipoic acid's phenomenal antioxidant effect.
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 5, 2016 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 300 mg Twice daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 1, 2017 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Support brain health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Chelation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Quack, quack!
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support brain health)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for Parkinson's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Chelation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Don't bother.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Mar 8, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Neuroprotection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Daily
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 19, 2015 (Started May 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

Oct 29, 2013 (Started May 12, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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