Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 229 56
Muscle pain 225 76
Fibromyalgia 172 46
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 43 7
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 37 9

Show all 152 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 7
Moderate 17
Mild 25
None 250

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 19
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 18 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
250 mg daily 24
400 mg daily 23
500 mg daily 22
600 mg daily 11
406 mg daily 10
580 mg daily 10
377 mg daily 8
64 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 6
200 mg daily 6

See all 89 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 69
Did not seem to work 50
Course of treatment ended 20
Expense 20
Side effects too severe 20
Personal research 16
Doctor's advice 14
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 179 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 18
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 80
5 - 10 years 73
10 years or more 29

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 55
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 198
Usually 67
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 43
Not at all hard to take 226
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 150
Not specified 139

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Magnesium after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
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40 patient evaluations for Magnesium

Jun 10, 2016 (Started Aug 28, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for cramps)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6000 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2015 (Started Jul 01, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

May 15, 2015 (Started Sep 19, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for night cramps in legs and feet)
  • Side effects
    Severe (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 64 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Taking Magnesium is the same as taking Milk of Magnesia. After weeks of diarrhea, I went to see my gastro doc and that's what he told me. As soon as I stopped taking it, the diarrhea stopped
Cost: < $25 monthly

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