Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 229 56
Muscle pain 224 76
Fibromyalgia 172 46
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 43 7

Show all 149 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 26
400 mg daily 24
500 mg daily 22
600 mg daily 12
406 mg daily 10
580 mg daily 10
377 mg daily 8
64 mg daily 7
200 mg daily 6
580 mg twice daily 6

See all 87 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 16
6 months - 1 year 16
1 - 2 years 37
2 - 5 years 79
5 - 10 years 73
10 years or more 30

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

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can't quite remember why my neuro told me to take it, but I do anyway (which is unlike me. Usually, I don't just do as the doctor says just because he says it. However; my neuro's done a fantastic job and I'll follow his recommendation on this one because of that.)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 24, 2017 (Started Apr 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with enzyme action, hardening of bone, muscle contraction and the operation of the body's immune system. Cofactor for over 300 enzyme systems, it aids and helps calms the nervous system towards sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This is used to fight free radical cells
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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