Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 228 63
Muscle pain 222 79
Fibromyalgia 168 44
Stiffness/spasticity 49 14
Migraine headaches 42 6
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 38 16

Show all 154 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 251

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 28
250 mg daily 24
400 mg daily 24
406 mg daily 14
600 mg daily 14
377 mg daily 10
64 mg daily 9
580 mg daily 8
800 mg daily 8
1 mg daily 5

See all 95 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Magnesium

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 67
Did not seem to work 47
Expense 21
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 18
Personal research 16
Doctor's advice 12
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 172 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 31
1 - 2 years 36
2 - 5 years 75
5 - 10 years 79
10 years or more 33

Stopped taking Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 20
1 - 6 months 52
6 months - 1 year 22
1 - 2 years 35
2 - 5 years 33
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 3
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 189
Usually 73
Sometimes 19
Never taken as prescribed 15
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 9
Somewhat hard to take 21
A little hard to take 46
Not at all hard to take 220
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 2
$25-49 8
< $25 146
Not specified 140
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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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