What is Avoid aspartame (sweetener)?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Aspartame is an artificial, non-saccharide sweetener used as a sugar substitute in some foods and beverages.

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Perceived effectiveness

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  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Avoid aspartame (sweetener)

Severe
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Moderate
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Mild
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None
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Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Avoid aspartame (sweetener)

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3
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1
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1

Dosages

Why Patients Stopped Using Avoid aspartame (sweetener) (multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Other
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5
Reason
Side effects too severe
Patients
3
Reason
Personal research
Patients
1
See all 7 patients who’ve stopped using Avoid aspartame (sweetener)

Duration

Currently Using Avoid aspartame (sweetener)
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0-1 month
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0
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1-3 months
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3-6 months
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0
Duration
6 months-1 year
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0
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
1
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
27
Stopped Using Avoid aspartame (sweetener)
Duration
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0-1 month
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0
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1-3 months
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0
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3-6 months
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1
Duration
6 months-1 year
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1
Duration
1-2 years
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1
Duration
2 years or more
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2

Adherence


Always
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13
68%
Usually
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4
21%
Sometimes
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1
5%
Never taken as prescribed
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1
5%

Burden


Very hard to take
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1
5%
Somewhat hard to take
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2
11%
A little hard to take
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2
11%
Not at all hard to take
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14
74%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
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0%
Cost per month
$100-199
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0%
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$50-99
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0%
Cost per month
$25-49
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0%
Cost per month
< $25
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9
47%
Cost per month
Not specified
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10
53%
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3 patient evaluations for Avoid aspartame (sweetener)

Impy Ann1
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Impy Ann1
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

See Impy Ann1's full Avoid aspartame (sweetener) history

Dec 7, 2008 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: My son took me off Aspartame over 20 years ago because his college professor said it was bad for ANYONE and I was already sick with something. He drove all the way home from college and threw out everything in the house with aspartame in it. Now, if I just taste the stuff I gag. Never eat or drink anything without checking first!
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
woobie
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woobie
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mental Symptoms : none
Physical Symptoms : moderate
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VL 0
I have:
HIV

See woobie's full Avoid aspartame (sweetener) history

Dec 6, 2008 (Started Jan 01, 2000)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side Effects
    Mild (Headaches)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: Headaches

  • 0 helpful marks
janik
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janik
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Bulbar: mild
Arms: moderate
Chest: none
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
PLS

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Dec 1, 2008 (Started Jul 15, 1991)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side Effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage:
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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