Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 222 62
Muscle pain 218 78
Fibromyalgia 165 44
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 40 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 37 16

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
6
Moderate
16
Mild
23
None
246

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 16
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 29
400 mg daily 23
250 mg daily 21
600 mg daily 16
406 mg daily 10
377 mg daily 9
64 mg daily 7
580 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 6
300 mg daily 6

See all 88 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 68
Did not seem to work 46
Expense 20
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 17
Personal research 15
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 171 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 71
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 23

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 184
Usually 74
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 46
Not at all hard to take 216
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 7
< $25 144
Not specified 138
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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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