What is Multivitamins and minerals?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: One Source Women's Multivitamins Caltrate 600 with D Plus 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 367 113
Fibromyalgia 41 11
Increase effect of another treatment 25 7
Fatigue 13 3
Multiple Sclerosis 7 1
Support nutritional health 6 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 4
Moderate 3
Mild 12
None 140

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins and minerals

Side effect Patients
Nausea 3
Difficulty swallowing medication 1
Gastrointestinal discomfort 1
Stomach pain 1
Sty 1
Upset stomach 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins and minerals

Dosage Patients
daily 42
1 tablet(s) daily 6
1 mg daily 4
2 capsule(s) daily 3
1 other daily 2
3 capsule(s) daily 2
1 capsule(s) m,w,f 1
10 other every 3 weeks 1
1 cap(s) daily 1
1 tab(s) daily 1

See all 22 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 40
Expense 16
Did not seem to work 10
Personal research 8
Course of treatment ended 7
Doctor's advice 6
Side effects too severe 4
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Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 29
10 years or more 15

Stopped taking Multivitamins and minerals

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 17
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 12
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 4
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 110
Usually 23
Sometimes 21
Never taken as prescribed 5
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 6
Somewhat hard to take 14
A little hard to take 52
Not at all hard to take 87
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 13
$25-49 11
< $25 55
Not specified 77
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20 patient evaluations for Multivitamins and minerals

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Unicat
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Unicat
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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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
adi411
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adi411
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 27
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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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
knight2
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knight2
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
36 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia)

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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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