Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 214 60
Muscle pain 210 76
fibromyalgia 157 45
Stiffness/Spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 39 5
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 37 15

Show all 163 reasons taken


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  • 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 232

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
400 mg daily 18
500 mg daily 16
250 mg daily 13
600 mg daily 11
64 mg daily 8
377 mg daily 7
406 mg daily 7
300 mg daily 6
1 tablet(s) daily 5
200 mg daily 5

See all 71 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 67
Did not seem to work 46
Expense 19
Course of treatment ended 17
Side effects too severe 17
Personal research 13
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 165 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 27
2 - 5 years 65
5 - 10 years 53
10 years or more 13

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 19
1 - 6 months 48
6 months - 1 year 24
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 31
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 173
Usually 73
Sometimes 17
Never taken as prescribed 14
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 42
Not at all hard to take 206
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 6
< $25 136
Not specified 133
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37 patient evaluations for Magnesium

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

Dec 12, 2016 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for restless legs syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 580 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 6, 2016 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Premenstrual syndrome (PMS))
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Muscle pain)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 600 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Really helps with better sleep, not as good result with PMS after that first time. Helps with muscle pain in legs when I can't sleep.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 7, 2015 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for polymyalgia rheumatica)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Premenstrual syndrome (PMS))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: On and off for the fall of 2014. Slight improvement in sleep. PMS suddenly gone (I did not know this!) when I took it regularly. Not enough just around the dates of the period.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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