Review: could Fish Oil cause Diverticulitis?


Diverticulitis is found among people who take Fish Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Aspirin, and have Hypertension . We study 43,496 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 136 have Diverticulitis. Find out below who they are, when they have Diverticulitis 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 48,142 users)


Diverticulitis (digestive disease which involves the formation of pouches (diverticula) within the bowel wall) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 14,661 Diverticulitis patients).

On Oct, 18, 2016

43,496 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 136 people (0.31%) have Diverticulitis

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Diverticulitis?

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

  • female: 62.12 %
  • male: 37.88 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.85 %
  • 30-39: 0.85 %
  • 40-49: 5.98 %
  • 50-59: 17.09 %
  • 60+: 75.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (36 people, 26.47%)
  • Seasonal Allergy (22 people, 16.18%)
  • Arthralgia (21 people, 15.44%)
  • Blood Cholesterol (19 people, 13.97%)
  • Mood Altered (18 people, 13.24%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (38 people, 27.94%)
  • Zometa (33 people, 24.26%)
  • Revlimid (33 people, 24.26%)
  • Celebrex (31 people, 22.79%)
  • Folic Acid (30 people, 22.06%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Diarrhoea (44 people, 32.35%)
  • Fatigue (39 people, 28.68%)
  • Arthralgia (34 people, 25.00%)
  • Dyspnoea (33 people, 24.26%)
  • Oral Pain (31 people, 22.79%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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