Fish oil and Gallstones - from FDA reports


Summary

Gallstones is found among people who take Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol. This review analyzes which people have Gallstones 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, 310 people (0.6%) have Gallstones


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Gallstones?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Gallstones *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 25 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 25 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 67.96 %
  • male: 32.04 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.38 %
  • 10-19: 1.53 %
  • 20-29: 16.79 %
  • 30-39: 10.31 %
  • 40-49: 19.08 %
  • 50-59: 17.18 %
  • 60+: 34.73 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (39 people, 12.58%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (39 people, 12.58%)
  • Birth Control (32 people, 10.32%)
  • Depression (26 people, 8.39%)
  • High Blood Pressure (25 people, 8.06%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (73 people, 23.55%)
  • Yasmin (66 people, 21.29%)
  • Prilosec (60 people, 19.35%)
  • Yaz (53 people, 17.10%)
  • Zometa (51 people, 16.45%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (116 people, 37.42%)
  • Abdominal Pain (78 people, 25.16%)
  • Abdominal Pain Upper (77 people, 24.84%)
  • Back Pain (71 people, 22.90%)
  • Cholecystitis Chronic (70 people, 22.58%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Fish Oil

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