Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 221 62
Muscle pain 217 78
Fibromyalgia 165 44
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 39 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 37 16

Show all 152 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
6
Moderate
16
Mild
23
None
245

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 16
Loose bowel movements 4
Abdominal cramps 2
Burning sensation 2
Abdominal bloating 1
Bowel urgency 1

Show all 19 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium

Dosage Patients
500 mg daily 29
400 mg daily 21
250 mg daily 20
600 mg daily 15
377 mg daily 9
406 mg daily 9
64 mg daily 7
580 mg daily 7
300 mg daily 6
1 mg daily 5

See all 87 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 68
Did not seem to work 46
Expense 20
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 17
Personal research 15
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 171 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 69
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 22

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 183
Usually 74
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 45
Not at all hard to take 216
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 7
< $25 144
Not specified 137
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40 patient evaluations for Magnesium

Jan 17, 2018 (Started Dec 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Can't quite remember why my neuro told me to take it, but I do anyway (which is unlike me. Usually, I don't just do as the doctor says just because he says it. However; my neuro's done a fantastic job and I'll follow his recommendation on this one because of that.)

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 24, 2017 (Started Apr 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 7, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Helps with enzyme action, hardening of bone, muscle contraction and the operation of the body's immune system. Cofactor for over 300 enzyme systems, it aids and helps calms the nervous system towards sleep
Cost: < $25 monthly

Sep 19, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: This is used to fight free radical cells
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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