What is Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc?

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Calcium, magnesium, and zinc are three of the most important minerals the body needs to gain and maintain good health. Calcium and magnesium help maintain healthy bones while zinc is essential for cell division and growth. Zinc is an essential element needed to support the body's immune system.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 53 12
Possible osteoporosis 12 4
Fibromyalgia 10 2
Sleep problems 3 2
Stiffness/Spasticity 3 0
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 2 0

Show all 23 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 0
Moderate 3
Mild 1
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 2

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc

Dosage Patients
daily 9
1 other daily 1
1 tablet(s) daily 1
2 mg daily 1
2 tbs. daily 1
2 x 333-133-5 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 7
Did not seem to work 5
Personal research 4
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
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Duration

Currently taking Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 1

Stopped taking Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 5
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 12
Usually 4
Sometimes 6
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 5
Not at all hard to take 14
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 14
Not specified 9
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4 patient evaluations for Calcium, Magnesium and Zinc

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asdf1179
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Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: none
I have:
MS

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Jun 15, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
savedandfree
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Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: vg
I have:
MS

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Aug 26, 2009 (Started Mar 25, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
jmscout
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jmscout
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Sep 17, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 1998)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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