What is Multivitamins?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Centrum Multivitamin Centrum Silver One A Day Women's Show all

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See also: Thorne Basic Nutrients V Vitamin Supplements

A multivitamin is a preparation intended to supplement a human diet with vitamins, dietary minerals and other nutritional elements. Such preparations are available in the form of tablets, capsules, pastilles, powders, liquids and injectable formulations.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 2,613 555
Fatigue 196 54
Multiple sclerosis 101 20
Support nutritional health 50 15
Support immune health 40 5

Show all 118 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 4
Moderate 16
Mild 28
None 609

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins

Side effect Patients
Nausea 9
Constipation 2
Flatulence 2
Indigestion 2
Insomnia 2
Stomach pain 2

Show all 34 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins

Dosage Patients
1 tablet(s) daily 137
daily 127
1 cap(s) daily 78
1 tab(s) daily 28
1 capsule(s) daily 16
2 tablet(s) daily 14
2 other daily 12
1 tablet(s) twice daily 11
1 daily 10
2 cap(s) daily 10

See all 54 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 206
Did not seem to work 58
Expense 48
Doctor's advice 36
Personal research 36
Course of treatment ended 19
Side effects too severe 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 377 patients who've stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 77
5 - 10 years 154
10 years or more 232

Stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 63
6 months - 1 year 71
1 - 2 years 65
2 - 5 years 79
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 386
Usually 191
Sometimes 60
Never taken as prescribed 20
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 30
A little hard to take 109
Not at all hard to take 510
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 0
$50-99 11
$25-49 45
< $25 331
Not specified 262
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101 patient evaluations for Multivitamins

Sep 4, 2018 (Started May 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 4, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Aug 10, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

May 25, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Take daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jan 17, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: Take daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Oct 10, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Sep 14, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

Jul 13, 2016 (Started Jan 15, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Doctor recommendation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 24, 2017 (Started Jan 15, 2015)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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