Review: could Fish Oil cause Overactive Thyroid?


Summary

Overactive thyroid 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 Hypertension . We study 27,760 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 24 have Overactive thyroid. Find out below who they are, when they have Overactive thyroid and more.

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Fish Oil

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in supplementation therapy. (latest outcomes from Fish oil 30,294 users)

Overactive Thyroid

Overactive thyroid (extra secretions from thyroid) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, fever, pain, agranulocytosis, back pain (latest reports from 8,974 Overactive thyroid patients).

On Aug, 26, 2016

27,760 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 24 people (0.09%) have Overactive Thyroid


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Overactive thyroid?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Overactive Thyroid *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 100 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Overactive Thyroid when taking Fish Oil *:

  • female: 73.91 %
  • male: 26.09 %

Age of people who have Overactive Thyroid when taking Fish Oil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 6.25 %
  • 40-49: 12.5 %
  • 50-59: 6.25 %
  • 60+: 75.0 %

Severity if Overactive Thyroid when taking Fish Oil **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Overactive Thyroid **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 0.0 %
  • not yet: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Hypertension (6 people)
  • Depression (3 people)
  • Pain (2 people)
  • Hypothyroidism (2 people)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (2 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (9 people)
  • Lisinopril (7 people)
  • Nexium (5 people)
  • Multi-Vitamins (5 people)
  • Celebrex (5 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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