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 2,520 512
Fatigue 176 48
Multiple Sclerosis 97 20
Support nutritional health 47 13
Support immune health 39 5
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 38 11

Show all 137 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 13
Mild 27
None 566

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Multivitamins

Side effect Patients
Nausea 9
Constipation 2
Flatulence 2
Increased energy 2
Indigestion 2
Insomnia 2

Show all 39 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins

Dosage Patients
daily 103
1 tablet(s) daily 80
1 cap(s) daily 53
1 tab(s) daily 34
2 tablet(s) daily 17
1 capsule(s) daily 15
2 cap(s) daily 12
1 daily 11
2 other daily 8
1 tablet(s) twice daily 7

See all 48 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 199
Did not seem to work 54
Expense 45
Personal research 35
Doctor's advice 33
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 362 patients who’ve stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 11
6 months - 1 year 14
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 70
5 - 10 years 132
10 years or more 146

Stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 29
1 - 6 months 61
6 months - 1 year 68
1 - 2 years 61
2 - 5 years 78
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 351
Usually 184
Sometimes 56
Never taken as prescribed 19
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 28
A little hard to take 99
Not at all hard to take 475
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 0
$50-99 11
$25-49 40
< $25 301
Not specified 250
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98 patient evaluations for Multivitamins

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margie99
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margie99
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
On
Mouth/throat: mild
Arms: mild
Chest: mild
Legs: mild
I am: g
I have:
Parkinson's

See margie99's full Multivitamins history

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
God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Multivitamins history

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't tell it the Multivitamin are helping.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Shilogirl
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Shilogirl
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: none
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

See Shilogirl's full Multivitamins history

Mar 6, 2016 (Started Jun 15, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 cap(s) Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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