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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 Hypertension.

We study 20,095 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,056 have Diarrhea. Find out below who they are, when they have Diarrhea and more.

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Fish oil

Fish oil (latest outcomes from 21,081 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Diarrhea

Diarrhea (latest reports from 1,112,588 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, depression, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 20,095 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 1,055 people (5.25%) have Diarrhea.

Trend of Diarrhea in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Diarrhea * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Diarrhea12.50%12.50%18.75%12.50%37.50%6.25%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Diarrhea63.70%36.30%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.11%0.53%1.82%3.85%9.72%22.97%61.00%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea6.67%60.00%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%7.69%92.31%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (147 people, 13.93%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (104 people, 9.86%)
  3. Depression (75 people, 7.11%)
  4. Vitamin supplementation (64 people, 6.07%)
  5. Osteoporosis (59 people, 5.59%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (423 people, 40.09%)
  2. Vitamin d (197 people, 18.67%)
  3. Calcium (194 people, 18.39%)
  4. Lipitor (176 people, 16.68%)
  5. Folic acid (170 people, 16.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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    (Asked by a 23 year old man who has Frequent Bowel Movements, Bloody Diarrhea, Paina, Grumbling Intestines, Lose Weight, and takes Ciprofloxacin, Imuran, Metronidazole)
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    (Asked by a 67 year old man who has Difficulty Ejaculating, Penile Insensitivity, and takes Lipitor, Terazosin Hydrochloride, Fish Oil, Baby Aspirin, Glucosamine And Chondroitin Sulfate And MSM)
    I have no problem getting an erection; however, I seem to "lose interest" and full erection shortly after I penetrate. Viagra, etc. have not helped with this. As noted above, my penis is less sensitive and requires a lot of friction for me to ejaculate. Amount of ejaculate greatly reduced. I am look ...

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