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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 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

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 21,120 Fish oil users)

Diarrhea

Diarrhea has been reported by people with high blood pressure, pain, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, depression. (latest reports from 139,328 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.

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
Diarrhea11.11%11.11%22.22%11.11%38.89%5.56%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Diarrhea63.59%36.41%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Diarrhea0.00%0.11%0.53%1.81%3.84%9.81%22.92%60.98%

Severity of Diarrhea when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Diarrhea5.88%64.71%29.41%0.00%

How people recovered from Diarrhea ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Diarrhea0.00%6.67%93.33%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (147 people, 13.91%)
  2. Blood cholesterol increased (104 people, 9.84%)
  3. Depression (76 people, 7.19%)
  4. Vitamin supplementation (64 people, 6.05%)
  5. Osteoporosis (59 people, 5.58%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (423 people, 40.02%)
  2. Vitamin d (198 people, 18.73%)
  3. Calcium (194 people, 18.35%)
  4. Lipitor (176 people, 16.65%)
  5. Folic acid (170 people, 16.08%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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