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A study for a 70-year old man who takes Lovaza

Summary: 1,171 male patients aged 70 (±5) who take the same drug are studied.

This is a personalized study for a 70 year old male patient. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.





What is the drug

Lovaza has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 10,422 Lovaza users)

What is the symptom

Breast tenderness has been reported by people with birth control, post coital contraception, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, depression. (latest reports from 9,924 Breast tenderness patients)

On Jan, 27, 2015: 1,171 males aged 66 (±5) who take Lovaza are studied

Lovaza outcomes

Information of the patient in this study:

Age: 66

Gender: male

Conditions: Triglyceride level

Drugs taking:
- Lovaza - 1GM (omega-3-acid ethyl esters): used for 2 - 5 years

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

Side effectNumber of reports on eHealthMe
Breast Tenderness1 (0.10% of males aged 66 (±5) who take the drug)

(as an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Symptom (click a symptom for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Breast Tenderness in Triglyceride Level5 (0.03% of males aged 66 (±5) who have Triglyceride level)

(as an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea)

Side effect (click a side effect for in-depth analysis)Number of reports on eHealthMe
Breast Tenderness in Lovaza1 (0.10% of males aged 66 (±5) who take Lovaza)

Drug effectiveness over time :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Lovaza is effective0.00%
(0 of 2 people)
(0 of 2 people)
(1 of 3 people)
(2 of 6 people)
(4 of 9 people)
(6 of 6 people)
(1 of 1 people)

Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Gait DisturbanceDiarrhoeaAbdominal Pain UpperDysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)Asthenia (weakness)Peripheral Neuropathy (damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system)DeathDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Back PainBlood Triglycerides IncreasedEructation (release of gas from the digestive tract)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Diabetes Mellitus (diabetes, caused by a deficiency of the pancreatic hormone insulin)Rectal Bleeding (bleeding from rectum)Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
Dysgraphia (impaired ability to learn to write)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)Cerebral Ischaemia (insufficient blood flow to the brain to meet metabolic demand)Hyperkalaemia (damage to or disease of the kidney)Erectile DysfunctionPruritus (severe itching of the skin)
Cerebrovascular Accident (sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen when the blood flow to the brain is impaired by blockage or rupture)Abdominal Pain UpperDrug IneffectiveGout (uric acid crystals building up in the body)Oliguria (not enough urine)Hepatic Function AbnormalFatigue (feeling of tiredness)
DizzinessAnorectal DiscomfortVomitingSwellingRhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)Cholelithiasis (the presence or formation of gallstones in the gallbladder or bile ducts)Blood Glucose Increased
Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)Anal Pruritus (anal itching)Ill-defined DisorderErythema (redness of the skin)Renal Failure Acute (rapid kidney dysfunction)Dysgeusia (disorder of the sense of taste)Headache (pain in head)
Eructation (release of gas from the digestive tract)Rash (redness)Staphylococcal Sepsis (blood infection by an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)Eating DisorderPhotosensitivity ReactionTotal Cholesterol/hdl Ratio IncreasedDizziness
Flatulence (flatus expelled through the anus)Blood Triglycerides IncreasedNausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)DeathPalpitations Aggravated (feelings or sensations that your heart is pounding or racing)Sex - Orgasmic Dysfunction (inability to have orgasm)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Abnormal BehaviourDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Impaired HealingDysphagia (condition in which swallowing is difficult or painful)Breast TendernessSimvastatinOedema Peripheral (superficial swelling)
Embolic Stroke (stroke due to obstruction due to an embolus)Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Malignant Pleural Effusion (a condition in which cancer causes an abnormal amount of fluid to collect between the thin layers of tissue lining of lung)Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)Nosebleed (bleeding from nose)Anaemia (lack of blood)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

You can also:

You are not alone! Join a related mobile support group:
- support group for people who take Lovaza and have Breast Tenderness
- support group for people who have Breast Tenderness
- support group for people who take Lovaza

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More questions for: Breast Tenderness

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  • Swelling and pain in one of my breasts after using fexofanadine
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    After 3 months, my total cholesterol went way down, but developed terrible throat problems. Like an ever-present lump that made it difficult to swallow. At night, discomfort with acid going up and down my throat all night, making it hard to sleep and breathe. Stopped taking Simvastatin on my own (doctor said it was not the cause) and within 3-4 days, the throat problems totally resolved and have not come back. Also had many leg-cramps when using it.

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    Considering asking doctor to switch to Uloric as an alternative due to fatigue symptoms.


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