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 2,502 496
Fatigue 171 44
Multiple Sclerosis 95 20
Support nutritional health 47 13
Support immune health 39 5
ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) 37 11

Show all 133 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 543

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 40 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins

Dosage Patients
daily 93
1 tablet(s) daily 71
1 cap(s) daily 52
1 tab(s) daily 28
2 tablet(s) daily 14
1 capsule(s) daily 12
1 daily 10
2 other daily 9
2 cap(s) daily 7
1 other daily 5

See all 46 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 200
Did not seem to work 54
Expense 45
Personal research 34
Doctor's advice 33
Course of treatment ended 18
Side effects too severe 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 363 patients who’ve stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 10
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 23
2 - 5 years 65
5 - 10 years 120
10 years or more 130

Stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 30
1 - 6 months 62
6 months - 1 year 68
1 - 2 years 61
2 - 5 years 78
5 - 10 years 34
10 years or more 42
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 335
Usually 180
Sometimes 53
Never taken as prescribed 19
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 28
A little hard to take 96
Not at all hard to take 455
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 0
$50-99 11
$25-49 37
< $25 293
Not specified 238
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99 patient evaluations for Multivitamins

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Ronja
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Ronja
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: mild
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See Ronja's full Multivitamins history

Oct 12, 2016 (Started Sep 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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

See margie99's full Multivitamins history

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
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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