Fish oil and Metallic taste - from FDA reports


Summary

Metallic taste is found among people who take Fish Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, 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, 484 have Metallic taste. Find out below who they are, when they have Metallic taste 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)

Metallic Taste

Metallic taste (a bad taste in the mouth) has been reported by people with insomnia, hepatitis c, high blood pressure (latest reports from 40,604 Metallic taste patients).

On Jan, 29, 2017

46,159 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 484 people (1.05%) have Metallic Taste


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Metallic taste?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Metallic Taste *:

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

Gender of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Fish Oil *:

  • female: 60.84 %
  • male: 39.16 %

Age of people who have Metallic Taste when taking Fish Oil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.26 %
  • 20-29: 0.77 %
  • 30-39: 1.29 %
  • 40-49: 12.85 %
  • 50-59: 20.57 %
  • 60+: 64.27 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (70 people, 14.46%)
  • High Blood Pressure (67 people, 13.84%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (40 people, 8.26%)
  • Pain (34 people, 7.02%)
  • Depression (29 people, 5.99%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (86 people, 17.77%)
  • Vitamin D (61 people, 12.60%)
  • Sutent (61 people, 12.60%)
  • Zometa (52 people, 10.74%)
  • Folic Acid (51 people, 10.54%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (139 people, 28.72%)
  • Nausea (129 people, 26.65%)
  • Diarrhea (91 people, 18.80%)
  • Appetite - Decreased (91 people, 18.80%)
  • Weight Decreased (76 people, 15.70%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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