Review: could Fish Oil cause Back Pain?


Summary

Back pain is found among people who take Fish Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis . We study 41,380 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,370 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.

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Fish Oil

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Fish oil 45,554 users)

Back Pain

Back pain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, pain, drug ineffective, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety (latest reports from 168,159 Back pain patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

41,380 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 1,370 people (3.31%) have Back Pain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Back pain?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Back Pain *:

  • < 1 month: 14.29 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 14.29 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 7.14 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 28.57 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 21.43 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 7.14 %
  • 10+ years: 7.14 %

Gender of people who have Back Pain when taking Fish Oil *:

  • female: 67.24 %
  • male: 32.76 %

Age of people who have Back Pain when taking Fish Oil *:

  • 0-1: 0.09 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.71 %
  • 20-29: 1.24 %
  • 30-39: 4.44 %
  • 40-49: 9.77 %
  • 50-59: 23.98 %
  • 60+: 59.59 %

Severity if Back Pain when taking Fish Oil **:

  • least: 11.11 %
  • moderate: 77.78 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 11.11 %

How people recovered from Back Pain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Osteoporosis (181 people, 13.21%)
  • Hypertension (134 people, 9.78%)
  • Pain (133 people, 9.71%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (115 people, 8.39%)
  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (109 people, 7.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (353 people, 25.77%)
  • Prilosec (191 people, 13.94%)
  • Lipitor (184 people, 13.43%)
  • Lisinopril (178 people, 12.99%)
  • Zometa (171 people, 12.48%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (380 people, 27.74%)
  • Arthralgia (351 people, 25.62%)
  • Pain In Extremity (331 people, 24.16%)
  • Fatigue (328 people, 23.94%)
  • Nausea (266 people, 19.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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