Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 221 62
Muscle pain 217 78
Fibromyalgia 165 44
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 40 5
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 37 16

Show all 152 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
246

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
500 mg daily 29
400 mg daily 22
250 mg daily 21
600 mg daily 16
406 mg daily 10
377 mg daily 9
64 mg daily 7
580 mg daily 7
300 mg daily 6
800 mg daily 6

See all 87 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 68
Did not seem to work 46
Expense 20
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 17
Personal research 15
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 171 patients who've stopped taking Magnesium

Duration

Currently taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 23
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 69
5 - 10 years 75
10 years or more 23

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 21
1 - 2 years 34
2 - 5 years 34
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 184
Usually 74
Sometimes 18
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 20
A little hard to take 46
Not at all hard to take 216
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 7
< $25 144
Not specified 138
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40 patient evaluations for Magnesium

Jul 6, 2009 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Keep upping the dose until it works.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 1, 2008 (Started Oct 15, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for constipation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 250 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Jul 25, 2010 (Started Jul 25, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for restless feeling in legs)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 800 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: For me, this supplement is a miracle worker for restless leg syndrome (RLS). I would get it so bad I practically had to sleep standing up due to I couldn't lay or even sit without my legs having to move all the time!! Then a neighbor suggested Magnesium and to this day, I've been free of RLS. I probably jinxed myself by saying that just now, but it's true! And after trying all the prescription stuff like Requip, all it takes is two 400mg pills with breakfast and supper and I'm all set.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 2 helpful marks

Sep 17, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark
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