Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 228 63
Muscle pain 224 80
Fibromyalgia 169 45
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 43 6
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 38 17

Show all 154 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 24
None 254

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 17
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 26
250 mg daily 24
400 mg daily 24
600 mg daily 15
406 mg daily 13
377 mg daily 10
64 mg daily 8
580 mg daily 7
800 mg daily 7
200 mg daily 6

See all 94 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 67
Did not seem to work 48
Expense 21
Course of treatment ended 19
Side effects too severe 18
Personal research 16
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 174 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 33
1 - 2 years 39
2 - 5 years 69
5 - 10 years 78
10 years or more 32

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 193
Usually 73
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 46
Not at all hard to take 224
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 148
Not specified 142
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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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