What is Avoid MSG?

Category: Nutrition/Diets

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Monosodium glutamate (MSG) is a flavor enhancer that can cause adverse effects, including migraine headaches, nausea and certain forms of glaucoma.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 64 6
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis 17 1
Headaches 14 1
Allergic reaction 7 1
Multiple sclerosis 4 0
Pain 4 0

Show all 17 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
0
Mild
0
None
7

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Avoid MSG

Side effect Patients
Migraine headaches 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Avoid MSG

Dosage Patients
daily 17
as needed 2
all the time (24/7) 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Avoid MSG

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 1
See 1 patient who's stopped using Avoid MSG

Duration

Currently using Avoid MSG

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 7
10 years or more 15

Stopped using Avoid MSG

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 5
Usually 2
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 6
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 4
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2 patient evaluations for Avoid MSG

Oct 13, 2016 (Started May 01, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Advice & Tips: Never felt more better in my life!!

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 27, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2005)

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

  • 0 helpful marks
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