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Review: could Fish oil cause Pulmonary embolism?

Summary: Pulmonary embolism could be caused by Fish oil, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take Aspirin, and have Contraception.

We study 19,998 people who have side effects while taking Fish oil from FDA and social media. Among them, 292 have Pulmonary embolism. Find out below who they are, when they have Pulmonary embolism and more.

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Fish oil

Fish oil (latest outcomes from 20,968 users) has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Pulmonary embolism

Pulmonary embolism (blockage of the main artery of the lung) (latest reports from 335,950 patients) has been reported by people with birth control, pain, high blood pressure, premenstrual syndrome, acne.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 20,139 people reported to have side effects when taking Fish oil. Among them, 292 people (1.45%) have Pulmonary Embolism. They amount to 0.09% of all the 335,357 people who have Pulmonary Embolism on eHealthMe.

Trend of Pulmonary embolism in Fish oil reports

Time on Fish oil when people have Pulmonary embolism * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Pulmonary embolism9.09%9.09%45.45%18.18%0.00%0.00%18.18%

Gender of people who have Pulmonary embolism when taking Fish oil * :

FemaleMale
Pulmonary embolism67.11%32.89%

Age of people who have Pulmonary embolism when taking Fish oil * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Pulmonary embolism0.00%0.00%0.79%9.13%8.73%25.79%13.89%41.67%

Severity of Pulmonary embolism when taking Fish oil ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Pulmonary embolism100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Pulmonary embolism ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Contraception (35 people, 11.99%)
  2. Pain (35 people, 11.99%)
  3. Hypertension (28 people, 9.59%)
  4. Anxiety (23 people, 7.88%)
  5. Depression (19 people, 6.51%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (84 people, 28.77%)
  2. Multi-vitamins (75 people, 25.68%)
  3. Calcium (66 people, 22.60%)
  4. Zometa (64 people, 21.92%)
  5. Celebrex (59 people, 20.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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