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 2,600 551
Fatigue 195 53
Multiple sclerosis 101 20
Support nutritional health 49 15
Support immune health 40 5

Show all 120 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 16
Mild 28
None 604

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 43 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Multivitamins

Dosage Patients
daily 145
1 tablet(s) daily 135
1 cap(s) daily 77
1 tab(s) daily 32
1 capsule(s) daily 15
2 other daily 13
2 tablet(s) daily 12
1 daily 11
1 other daily 11
1 tablet(s) twice daily 11

See all 55 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Multivitamins

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Reason Patients
Other 206
Did not seem to work 57
Expense 47
Personal research 36
Doctor's advice 35
Course of treatment ended 19
Side effects too severe 13
Change in health plan coverage 2
See all 376 patients who've stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration

Currently taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 19
6 months - 1 year 19
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 80
5 - 10 years 167
10 years or more 230

Stopped taking Multivitamins

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 32
1 - 6 months 63
6 months - 1 year 71
1 - 2 years 64
2 - 5 years 79
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 43
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 382
Usually 190
Sometimes 60
Never taken as prescribed 20
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 8
Somewhat hard to take 30
A little hard to take 109
Not at all hard to take 505
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 0
$50-99 11
$25-49 44
< $25 327
Not specified 262
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100 patient evaluations for Multivitamins

Jan 15, 2017 (Started Mar 22, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 0.5 cap(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Dec 20, 2016 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't tell it the Multivitamin are helping.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Feb 24, 2015 (Started Jun 28, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 tablet(s) Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

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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