Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 526 108
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 279 73
Multiple sclerosis 52 19
Parkinson's disease 23 2
Fibromyalgia 18 5
Increase effect of another treatment 15 4

Show all 82 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 0
Moderate 2
Mild 3
None 230

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Vitamin E

Side effect Patients
Bruising 1
Diarrhea 1
Hearing problems 1
Itching 1
Nausea 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Vitamin E

Dosage Patients
400 intl units daily 39
daily 18
400 units daily 13
800 intl units daily 9
200 intl units daily 5
400 units twice daily 5
100 intl units daily 4
400 intl units twice daily 3
1,000 intl units daily 3
1,000 mg daily 3

See all 33 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Vitamin E

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 101
Did not seem to work 82
Personal research 37
Doctor's advice 23
Expense 18
Course of treatment ended 7
Side effects too severe 4
Change in health plan coverage 3
See all 245 patients who've stopped taking Vitamin E

Duration

Currently taking Vitamin E

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 17
2 - 5 years 26
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 43

Stopped taking Vitamin E

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 34
6 months - 1 year 48
1 - 2 years 64
2 - 5 years 52
5 - 10 years 22
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 139
Usually 67
Sometimes 11
Never taken as prescribed 18
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 4
Somewhat hard to take 6
A little hard to take 22
Not at all hard to take 203
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 3
$25-49 7
< $25 114
Not specified 110
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44 patient evaluations for Vitamin E

Oct 12, 2014 (Started Feb 28, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I have ALS with both upper and lower neurone damage yet my progression has been slow having survived 14 years from first symptoms and still have quality of life. The only side effect was occasional diahoria which I think was natures way of saying you have taken a bit too much. I would recommend people to take it as soon as possible after diagnosis. It needs to be natural vitamin-E. Look at Dr Carsten Hager and vitamin E on the internet to find out why I take it.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jan 21, 2010 (Started Feb 28, 2002)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Build up to the full dose over 2-3 weeks. The only side effect I have had is occasional diahorea which seems to be the body's way of telling you you have taken too much. I would advise plwMND to take it as early as possible (two thirds dose mid am and remaining 1/3 mid p.m)
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 14, 2014 (Started Apr 15, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support heart health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Support immune health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 30, 2012 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1200 intl units Daily

Aug 13, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 intl units Daily

Nov 17, 2010 (Started Oct 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1200 intl units Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
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