What is Calcium and Magnesium?

Category: Supplements

Most popular types: CalMag Rolaids Extra Strength Rainbow Light Magnesium Calcium Show all

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See also: Bio Nativus Calcium Magnesium and Zinc Powder Magnesium

Calcium is needed for muscle contraction, blood vessel contraction and expansion, the secretion of hormones and enzymes, and aids the nervous system. Magnesium helps maintain normal muscle and nerve function, keeps heart rhythm steady, supports a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 52 13
Stiffness/Spasticity 14 1
Multiple Sclerosis 4 0
Osteoporosis 4 1
Support bone/joint health 4 0
Sleep problems 3 0

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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 0
None 29

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Calcium and Magnesium

Side effect Patients
Hypomania 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Calcium and Magnesium

Dosage Patients
daily 12
500 mg daily 1
250-155 mg three times daily 1
625-155 mg twice daily 1
twice daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Calcium and Magnesium

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Reason Patients
Other 6
Did not seem to work 3
Expense 3
Doctor's advice 2
Personal research 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Side effects too severe 1
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Duration

Currently taking Calcium and Magnesium

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

Stopped taking Calcium and Magnesium

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 5
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 19
Usually 8
Sometimes 3
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 6
Not at all hard to take 21
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 11
Not specified 17
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2 patient evaluations for Calcium and Magnesium

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Haruka
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Data Quality: 3 stars
21 years
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ATEC
  • Speech: 0
  • Sociability: 11
  • Sensory/Cognitive Awareness: 3
  • Health/Physical Behavior: 14
  • ATEC score: 28
I have:
Autism

See Haruka's full Calcium and Magnesium history

Feb 5, 2014 (Started Jun 30, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Muscle and joint pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
avaquaint
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Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 2
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Moderate
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Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Bipolar I

See avaquaint's full Calcium and Magnesium history

May 10, 2009 (Started Apr 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Hypomania)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Last updated:
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