Magnesium and Narcolepsy - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Narcolepsy is found among people who take Magnesium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Magnesium and have Narcolepsy. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 85,879 people who have side effects when taking Magnesium from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Oct, 01, 2022

85,879 people reported to have side effects when taking Magnesium.
Among them, 32 people (0.04%) have Narcolepsy.

What is Magnesium?

Magnesium has active ingredients of magnesium. It is often used in constipation. eHealthMe is studying from 88,643 Magnesium users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Narcolepsy?

Narcolepsy (brain's inability to regulate sleep-wake cycles normally) is found to be associated with 1,175 drugs and 674 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Magnesium and Narcolepsy reports submitted per year:

Could Magnesium cause Narcolepsy?

Time on Magnesium when people have Narcolepsy *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 100 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Narcolepsy when taking Magnesium *:

  • female: 81.25 %
  • male: 18.75 %

Age of people who have Narcolepsy when taking Magnesium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4.55 %
  • 30-39: 4.55 %
  • 40-49: 18.18 %
  • 50-59: 22.73 %
  • 60+: 50.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Magnesium *:

  1. Provigil: 14 people, 43.75%
  2. Zofran: 12 people, 37.50%
  3. Neurontin: 11 people, 34.38%
  4. Prilosec: 11 people, 34.38%
  5. Lexapro: 11 people, 34.38%
  6. Levaquin: 11 people, 34.38%
  7. Ambien: 10 people, 31.25%
  8. Effexor: 10 people, 31.25%
  9. Synthroid: 10 people, 31.25%
  10. Hydrocortisone: 10 people, 31.25%

Common side effects people have besides Narcolepsy *:

  1. Depression: 18 people, 56.25%
  2. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 16 people, 50.00%
  3. Stress And Anxiety: 14 people, 43.75%
  4. Pain: 13 people, 40.62%
  5. High Blood Pressure: 13 people, 40.62%
  6. Fall: 13 people, 40.62%
  7. Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body): 11 people, 34.38%
  8. Diarrhea: 11 people, 34.38%
  9. Asthma: 10 people, 31.25%
  10. Urinary Tract Infection: 10 people, 31.25%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 5 people, 15.62%
  2. Cataplexy (loss of muscle tone accompanied by full conscious awareness): 3 people, 9.38%
  3. Diabetes: 2 people, 6.25%
  4. Pain: 2 people, 6.25%
  5. Ovarian Cancer (cancer of ovary): 2 people, 6.25%
  6. Multiple Allergies (allergy to multiple agents): 2 people, 6.25%
  7. Drowsiness: 2 people, 6.25%
  8. Wheezing (a high-pitched whistling sound made while you breath): 1 person, 3.12%
  9. Back Pain: 1 person, 3.12%
  10. Belching (release of gas from the digestive tract): 1 person, 3.12%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Magnesium and have Narcolepsy?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on magnesium (the active ingredients of Magnesium) and Magnesium (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only. Our phase IV clinical studies alone cannot establish cause-effect relationship. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

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