Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 230 63
Muscle pain 224 81
Fibromyalgia 170 45
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 43 7
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 38 17

Show all 153 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 7
Moderate 16
Mild 24
None 256

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 17
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
400 mg daily 25
250 mg daily 24
500 mg daily 20
600 mg daily 14
406 mg daily 12
377 mg daily 10
580 mg daily 9
64 mg daily 7
1 tablet(s) daily 6
200 mg daily 6

See all 92 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 67
Did not seem to work 50
Expense 20
Course of treatment ended 19
Side effects too severe 19
Personal research 16
Doctor's advice 14
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 176 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 38
2 - 5 years 79
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 31

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 21
1 - 6 months 54
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 196
Usually 73
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 47
Not at all hard to take 226
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 149
Not specified 144

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Magnesium after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
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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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