What is Creatine supplement?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Kre-Alkalyn creatine Six Star Creatine X3

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Creatine is a nutraceutical. It occurs in the organs, muscles, and body fluids. It combines readily with phosphate to form phosphocreatine, which serves as a source of high-energy phosphate, released during the anaerobic phase of muscle contraction.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 7 2
Loss of energy 6 6
Atrophy of muscles 4 4
Mitochondrial myopathy 2 3
Parkinson's disease 2 0
Fibromyalgia 1 0

Show all 9 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 2
Mild 2
None 7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Creatine supplement

Side effect Patients
Nausea 2
Body odor 1
Diarrhea 1
Enduring personality change after catastrophic experience 1
Skin rash 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Creatine supplement

Dosage Patients
2 capsule(s) daily 1
500 mg daily 1
1,250 mg daily 1
1,500 mg daily 1
750 mg twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Creatine supplement

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 6
Side effects too severe 2
Doctor's advice 1
Other 1
See all 8 patients who've stopped taking Creatine supplement

Duration

Currently taking Creatine supplement

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 2

Stopped taking Creatine supplement

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 2
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 4
Not specified 6
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2 patient evaluations for Creatine supplement

Nov 1, 2015 (Started Feb 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Glutamate inhibitor)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for atrophy of muscles)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2011 (Started Mar 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (nausea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 30 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: nausea

  • 0 helpful marks
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