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Lovaza vs Tricor, a side effect and effectiveness comparison for a male patient aged 55

This is personalized comparison of Lovaza vs Tricor for a male aged 55. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA and social media.

What are the drugs

Lovaza (latest outcomes from 10,415 users) has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Tricor (latest outcomes from 15,442 users) has active ingredients of fenofibrate. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

On Aug, 25, 2014: 2,567 male patients aged 49 who take the same drugs are studied in Lovaza vs Tricor

Information of patient in study:

GenderAgeReason for the drug
Male49High blood cholesterol and triglycerides

Drugs to compare:

DrugIngredientsCompany
Lovaza omega-3-acid ethyl estersSmithkline Beecham
Tricor fenofibrateAbbott

eHealthMe real world results:

For males aged 49 (±5):

Most common side effects:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovaza (Smithkline Beecham)Tricor (Abbott)
Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)Arthralgia (joint pain)
Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Headache (pain in head)
DiarrhoeaDizziness
DizzinessMyocardial Infarction (destruction of heart tissue resulting from obstruction of the blood supply to the heart muscle)
Erythema (redness of the skin)Weight Decreased
Feeling HotChest Pain
DepressionMyalgia (muscle pain)
PneumoniaDyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
Lovaza (Smithkline Beecham)Tricor (Abbott)
Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)Rhabdomyolysis (a condition in which damaged skeletal muscle tissue breaks down)
Joint PainCoronary Artery Stenosis (narrowing of coronary artery)
Heart Fibrillation (heart rhythm disorder)Coronary Artery Insufficiency (insufficiency of artery to carry blood to heart)
Liver InjuryMyositis (inflammation of the muscles)
Heart Rate IncreasedMyalgia (muscle pain)
Gastric Disorder (disease of stomach)Erectile Dysfunction
Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract)Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body)Renal Impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
Gastritis Erosive (a break in the surface layer of the membrane lining the stomach with infection)Pollakiuria (abnormally frequent passage of relatively small quantities or urine)
Gastric Haemorrhage (bleeding stomach)Asthenia (weakness)

Drug effectiveness:

not at allsomewhatmoderatehighvery high
Lovaza5.00%30.00%25.00%20.00%20.00%
Tricor2.17%18.48%31.52%33.70%14.13%

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Drug effectiveness in real world:

Alternative drugs:

Side effects in real world:

On eHealthMe, Lovaza (omega-3-acid ethyl esters) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Tricor (fenofibrate) is often used to treat high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

What is the drug used for and how effective is it:

Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:

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NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients are also considered.

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