What is Magnesium oxide?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: Mag-Ox Nature's Bounty Magnesium Oxide Phillips' Cramp-free Show all

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Magnesium oxide is found in a number of foodstuffs, dietary supplements and antacid treatments. It is used as an electrolyte replacement.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 46 12
Magnesium deficiency 30 7
Constipation 20 6
Migraine headaches 10 13
Hypomagnesemia 7 2
Fibromyalgia 6 3

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  • 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 1
Mild 6
None 54

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Magnesium oxide

Side effect Patients
Diarrhea 5
Nausea 2
Bowel problems 1
Difficulty swallowing medication 1
Weight loss 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Magnesium oxide

Dosage Patients
400 mg daily 10
800 mg daily 4
250 mg daily 3
500 mg daily 3
600 mg daily 2
400 mg twice daily 2
140 mg daily 1
420 mg twice daily 1
1,000 mg daily 1
1,200 mg daily 1

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Why patients stopped taking Magnesium oxide

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 9
Course of treatment ended 6
Did not seem to work 4
Doctor's advice 3
Personal research 1
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Duration

Currently taking Magnesium oxide

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 3
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Magnesium oxide

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 3
2 - 5 years 5
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 47
Usually 10
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 13
Not at all hard to take 44
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 30
Not specified 28
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4 patient evaluations for Magnesium oxide

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NanaBurr
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NanaBurr
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 12 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: g
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Mar 7, 2016 (Started Oct 28, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Restless limbs)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 500 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
shell052169
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shell052169
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: M
  • Age: 48y
  • Duration: 36 yrs
PRO survey: PRO 3
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Mild
Surgery type: Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
0 seizures
98 weeks ago
I am: g
I have:
Epilepsy

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Jun 18, 2012 (Started May 21, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Magnesium deficiency)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Soli Deo Gloria
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Soli Deo Gloria
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: none
Arms: none
Chest: none
Legs: mild
I am: b
I have:
PLS

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Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jul 23, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 400 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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