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Review: could Fish oil cause Gallstones?

We study 20,072 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 226 have Gallstones. Find out below who they are, when they have Gallstones and more.

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Fish oil

Fish oil (latest outcomes from 21,060 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Gallstones

Gallstones (stone formation by bile component) (latest reports from 196,156 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, acne, premenstrual syndrome.

On Sep, 28, 2014: 20,072 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 226 people (1.13%) have Gallstones.

Trend of Gallstones in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Gallstones * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Gallstones0.00%25.00%12.50%25.00%12.50%12.50%12.50%

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

FemaleMale
Gallstones69.60%30.40%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Gallstones0.00%0.00%2.02%20.71%14.14%20.71%13.13%29.29%

Severity of Gallstones when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Gallstones33.33%66.67%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Gallstones ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Gallstones0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (27 people, 11.95%)
  2. Pain (25 people, 11.06%)
  3. Premenstrual syndrome (22 people, 9.73%)
  4. Depression (20 people, 8.85%)
  5. Acne (18 people, 7.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (79 people, 34.96%)
  2. Yasmin (60 people, 26.55%)
  3. Multi-vitamins (57 people, 25.22%)
  4. Prilosec (56 people, 24.78%)
  5. Yaz (52 people, 23.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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On eHealthMe, Fish Oil (fish oil) is often used for high blood cholesterol. Find out below the conditions Fish Oil is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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Gallstones is also known as: Cholelithiasis.

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