Review: could Fish Oil cause Pulmonary Embolism?


Summary

Pulmonary embolism is found among people who take Fish Oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Pain . We study 19,920 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 278 have Pulmonary embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary embolism 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 20,416 users)

Pulmonary Embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) has been reported by people with fever, pain, abdominal pain, haemorrhage, hypotension (latest reports from 59,333 Pulmonary embolism patients).

On Jul, 20, 2016

19,920 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish Oil.
Among them, 278 people (1.4%) have Pulmonary Embolism


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fish oil cause Pulmonary embolism?

Time on Fish Oil when people have Pulmonary Embolism *:

  • < 1 month: 9.09 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 9.09 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 9.09 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 18.18 %

Gender of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Fish Oil *:

  • female: 68.12 %
  • male: 31.88 %

Age of people who have Pulmonary Embolism when taking Fish Oil *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 8.79 %
  • 30-39: 8.37 %
  • 40-49: 25.1 %
  • 50-59: 14.64 %
  • 60+: 42.68 %

Severity if Pulmonary Embolism when taking Fish Oil **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 0.0 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Pulmonary Embolism **:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (32 people)
  • Hypertension (26 people)
  • Contraception (25 people)
  • Anxiety (22 people)
  • Depression (20 people)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (70 people)
  • Multi-Vitamins (68 people)
  • Zometa (57 people)
  • Lipitor (57 people)
  • Celebrex (52 people)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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