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Review: could Fish oil cause Cough?

Summary: Cough 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 pressure.

We study 20,128 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 597 have Cough. Find out below who they are, when they have Cough 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 21,120 Fish oil users)

Cough

Cough has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, high blood pressure, asthma, osteoporosis, high blood cholesterol. (latest reports from 75,681 Cough patients)

On Feb, 14, 2015: 20,128 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 597 people (2.97%) have Cough.

Trend of Cough in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Cough * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Cough0.00%0.00%7.69%7.69%38.46%46.15%0.00%

Gender of people who have Cough when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Cough61.83%38.17%

Age of people who have Cough when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Cough0.00%0.00%0.77%0.39%6.96%10.25%23.79%57.83%

Severity of Cough when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Cough15.38%46.15%30.77%7.69%

How people recovered from Cough ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Cough0.00%12.50%87.50%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (70 people, 11.73%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (61 people, 10.22%)
  3. Osteoporosis (57 people, 9.55%)
  4. Rheumatoid arthritis (56 people, 9.38%)
  5. Pain (49 people, 8.21%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (268 people, 44.89%)
  2. Folic acid (141 people, 23.62%)
  3. Zometa (134 people, 22.45%)
  4. Vitamin d (120 people, 20.10%)
  5. Calcium (118 people, 19.77%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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