Fish oil and Diarrhea - from FDA reports


Summary

Diarrhea is found among people who take Fish Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 46,159 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA. Among them, 2,670 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Fish Oil

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Fish oil 48,164 users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, crohn's disease, pain (latest reports from 264,661 Diarrhea patients).

On Jan, 18, 2017

46,159 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 2,670 people (5.78%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Diarrhea?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 50 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 10 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 10 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Fish Oil *:

  • female: 65.48 %
  • male: 34.52 %

Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Fish Oil *:

  • 0-1: 0.05 %
  • 2-9: 0.18 %
  • 10-19: 0.6 %
  • 20-29: 2.03 %
  • 30-39: 3.74 %
  • 40-49: 9.0 %
  • 50-59: 21.27 %
  • 60+: 63.13 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (346 people, 12.96%)
  • High Blood Pressure (280 people, 10.49%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (171 people, 6.40%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (152 people, 5.69%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (150 people, 5.62%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (442 people, 16.55%)
  • Vitamin D (359 people, 13.45%)
  • Lipitor (272 people, 10.19%)
  • Calcium (267 people, 10.00%)
  • Prilosec (227 people, 8.50%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (714 people, 26.74%)
  • Fatigue (571 people, 21.39%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (494 people, 18.50%)
  • Weakness (345 people, 12.92%)
  • Weight Decreased (319 people, 11.95%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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