What is Multivitamins and minerals?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Caltrate 600 with D Plus One Source Women's Multivitamins M-Vit Show all

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See also: Mineral Supplements

A vitamin is a nutrient that is an organic compound required in tiny amounts for essential metabolic reactions in a living organism. Most vitamins must be obtained from the diet. Vitamin supplements may also contain mineral supplements as well.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 383 122
Fibromyalgia 45 15
Increase effect of another treatment 25 7
Fatigue 13 3
Multiple sclerosis 7 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 3
Mild 14
None 153

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins and minerals

Side effect Patients
Nausea 3
Gastrointestinal discomfort 1
Stomach pain 1
Sty 1
Swallowing difficulty (dysphagia) 1
Upset stomach 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins and minerals

Dosage Patients
daily 44
1 tablet(s) daily 24
1 other daily 5
1 capsule(s) twice daily 4
2 tablet(s) daily 4
1 capsule(s) daily 3
2 other daily 3
1 cap(s) daily 2
1 mg daily 2
1,500-800 var units daily 2

See all 23 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 40
Expense 18
Did not seem to work 11
Course of treatment ended 8
Personal research 8
Doctor's advice 7
Side effects too severe 4
See all 84 patients who've stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 6
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 40

Stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 13
1 - 2 years 18
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 117
Usually 30
Sometimes 22
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 59
Not at all hard to take 94
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 2
$50-99 15
$25-49 12
< $25 59
Not specified 84
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20 patient evaluations for Multivitamins and minerals

Jan 15, 2013 (Started Dec 26, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for brittle nails)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for thin nails (ie bendable or easily tearable))
  • Effectiveness
    None (for hair)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 28, 2012 (Started Jan 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for insufficient nurtients)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Well it's great ! I don't have a single complaint. I just stopped it since I'm pregnant and the only three medications I'm taking are: Hydroxychloroquine, Colostrum (natural), and Prenatals.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 21, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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