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Review: could Fish oil cause Cyanosis (Skin discoloration - bluish)?

Summary: Cyanosis 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 Neuropathy peripheral.

We study 20,149 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 32 have Cyanosis. Find out below who they are, when they have Cyanosis 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 21,139 Fish oil users)


Cyanosis (lack of oxygen in body leads to blue appearance of skin ,mucous membrane nails) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, pain, stress and anxiety, asthma. (latest reports from 12,146 Cyanosis patients)

On Apr, 25, 2015: 20,149 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 32 people (0.16%) have Cyanosis.

Trend of Cyanosis in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Cyanosis * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years

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


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


Severity of Cyanosis when taking Fish oil ** :


How people recovered from Cyanosis ** :


Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Neuropathy peripheral (4 people, 12.50%)
  2. Cardiac disorder (4 people, 12.50%)
  3. Contraception (4 people, 12.50%)
  4. Dry skin (4 people, 12.50%)
  5. Premature labour (4 people, 12.50%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (13 people, 40.62%)
  2. Multi-vitamins (8 people, 25.00%)
  3. Synthroid (8 people, 25.00%)
  4. Calcium carbonate (6 people, 18.75%)
  5. Nitroglycerin (6 people, 18.75%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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