Review: could Fish oil cause Diarrhea?
Summary: Diarrhea is found among people who take Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood pressure.
We study 20,139 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,057 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea 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 21,128 Fish oil users)
Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, pain, depression, osteoporosis. (latest reports from 139,351 Diarrhea patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 20,128 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 1,057 people (5.25%) have Diarrhea.
Time on Fish oil when people have Diarrhea * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Diarrhea when taking Fish oil * :
Age of people who have Diarrhea when taking Fish oil * :
Severity of Diarrhea when taking Fish oil ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (147 people, 13.91%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (104 people, 9.84%)
- Depression (76 people, 7.19%)
- Vitamin supplementation (64 people, 6.05%)
- Osteoporosis (59 people, 5.58%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (423 people, 40.02%)
- Vitamin d (198 people, 18.73%)
- Calcium (194 people, 18.35%)
- Lipitor (176 people, 16.65%)
- Folic acid (170 people, 16.08%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- Comparions of Flaxseed Oil, Fish Oil, Aspirin, Vitamin C, Centrum Silver for a 56-year old man who has Enzyme Supplementation
- Comparions of Fish Oil, Aspirin, Flaxseed Oil, Vitamin C, Centrum Silver for a 72-year old man who has Vitamin D Decreased
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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