Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 211 60
Muscle pain 210 76
Fibromyalgia 157 45
Stiffness/Spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 39 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 37 15

Show all 147 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 6
Moderate 16
Mild 23
None 238

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 16
500 mg daily 16
250 mg daily 13
600 mg daily 12
300 mg daily 8
64 mg daily 7
377 mg daily 6
406 mg daily 6
1 tablet(s) daily 5
200 mg twice daily 5

See all 68 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 18
Side effects too severe 17
Personal research 13
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 167 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 9
6 months - 1 year 11
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 61
5 - 10 years 53
10 years or more 12

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 32
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 180
Usually 72
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 44
Not at all hard to take 210
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 6
< $25 139
Not specified 136
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38 patient evaluations for Magnesium

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

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
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