What is Mitragyna speciosa?

Category: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

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Mitragyna speciosa is a type of medicinal plant from the coffee tree.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 11 15
Chronic pain syndrome 8 5
Anxious mood 7 8
Pain 5 8
Nerve pain (neuralgia) 4 4
Depressed mood 3 4

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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
0
Moderate
3
Mild
11
None
12

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Mitragyna speciosa

Side effect Patients
Constipation 5
Dizziness 2
Euphoria 2
Nausea 2
Chronic constipation 1
Excessive thirst (polydipsia) 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently using Mitragyna speciosa

Dosage Patients
1 tsp. twice daily 2
1tsp. as needed 2
1 tsp. m,w,f 1
0.5 tsp. three times daily 1
2 g daily 1
4 g daily 1
1.5 tsp. four times daily 1
4 g twice daily 1
8 g twice daily 1
12 g five times daily 1

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Duration

Currently using Mitragyna speciosa

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 6
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 15
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 7
A little hard to take 9
Not at all hard to take 10
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 2
$100-199 1
$50-99 5
$25-49 6
< $25 1
Not specified 11
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Mitragyna speciosa.