Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 107 31
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 101 36
Multiple sclerosis 59 29
Parkinson's disease 16 10
Fatigue 14 4
Support nutritional health 13 2

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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 1
Moderate 4
Mild 11
None 140

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Alpha Lipoic Acid

Side effect Patients
Abnormal urine smell 2
Headaches 2
Nausea 2
Acid reflux 1
Anxious mood 1
Autonomic neuropathy 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Dosage Patients
600 mg daily 12
100 mg daily 10
300 mg daily 7
200 mg daily 5
50 mg daily 4
600 mg twice daily 4
daily 4
400 mg daily 3
1,200 mg daily 3
50 mg twice daily 2

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Why patients stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 64
Other 39
Expense 21
Personal research 8
Doctor's advice 4
Side effects too severe 3
Course of treatment ended 2
See all 131 patients who've stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration

Currently taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 14
5 - 10 years 33
10 years or more 14

Stopped taking Alpha Lipoic Acid

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 44
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 25
2 - 5 years 27
5 - 10 years 6
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 99
Usually 37
Sometimes 13
Never taken as prescribed 7
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 10
A little hard to take 36
Not at all hard to take 109
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 4
$100-199 1
$50-99 8
$25-49 13
< $25 63
Not specified 67
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19 patient evaluations for Alpha Lipoic Acid

Sep 16, 2008 (Started Feb 01, 2008)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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