Review: could Fish oil cause Back pain?
Summary: Back pain is found among people who take Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Osteoporosis.
We study 20,128 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 755 have Back pain. Find out below who they are, when they have Back pain and more.
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Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 21,120 Fish oil users)
Back pain has been reported by people with osteoporosis, multiple sclerosis, pain, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 107,043 Back pain patients)
On Feb, 26, 2015: 20,128 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 755 people (3.75%) have Back Pain.
Time on Fish oil when people have Back pain * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Back pain||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||50.00%||12.50%||0.00%||12.50% |
Gender of people who have Back pain when taking Fish oil * :
|Back pain||64.36%||35.64% |
Age of people who have Back pain when taking Fish oil * :
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.77%||4.17%||10.34%||24.38%||60.34% |
Severity of Back pain when taking Fish oil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Back pain||16.67%||66.67%||0.00%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Back pain ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Back pain||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (134 people, 17.75%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (64 people, 8.48%)
- Pain (60 people, 7.95%)
- Hypertension (60 people, 7.95%)
- Cardiac disorder (43 people, 5.70%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (373 people, 49.40%)
- Vitamin d (191 people, 25.30%)
- Calcium (149 people, 19.74%)
- Zometa (148 people, 19.60%)
- Prilosec (134 people, 17.75%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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A Kian on Jan, 30, 2013:
Find another Doc. You could injuries to the spinal areas that control your bladder or kidneys. If me I would head for a Neuro surgeon. If you can't stand on your heals or toes tell them. Also if you loose ability to use the restroom (either) it's a 911 call. Good luck your Doc's a quack.
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