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. This review analyzes which people have Diarrhea with Fish oil. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 51,409 people who have side effects when taking Fish oil from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Apr, 20, 2017

51,409 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 2,935 people (5.71%) have Diarrhea


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Diarrhea?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Diarrhea *:

  • < 1 month: 50.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 16.67 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 8.33 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 8.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 8.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 8.33 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 65.38 %
  • male: 34.62 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.04 %
  • 2-9: 0.17 %
  • 10-19: 0.64 %
  • 20-29: 1.87 %
  • 30-39: 3.65 %
  • 40-49: 8.83 %
  • 50-59: 21.52 %
  • 60+: 63.29 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (373 people, 12.71%)
  • High Blood Pressure (299 people, 10.19%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (190 people, 6.47%)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (167 people, 5.69%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (159 people, 5.42%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (442 people, 15.06%)
  • Vitamin D (413 people, 14.07%)
  • Calcium (296 people, 10.09%)
  • Lipitor (295 people, 10.05%)
  • Vitamin C (249 people, 8.48%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (776 people, 26.44%)
  • Fatigue (632 people, 21.53%)
  • Nausea And Vomiting (529 people, 18.02%)
  • Weakness (385 people, 13.12%)
  • Weight Decreased (351 people, 11.96%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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