Lovaza and Atrial fibrillation - from FDA reports


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Lovaza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 13,195 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA. Among them, 241 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

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Lovaza

Lovaza has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from Lovaza 13,836 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with atrial fibrillation/flutter, high blood pressure, diabetes, multiple myeloma (latest reports from 157,486 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Jan, 27, 2017

13,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza.
Among them, 241 people (1.83%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovaza cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Lovaza when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Lovaza *:

  • female: 53.62 %
  • male: 46.38 %

Age of people who have Atrial Fibrillation when taking Lovaza *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 10.53 %
  • 50-59: 12.44 %
  • 60+: 77.03 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (29 people, 12.03%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (23 people, 9.54%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (20 people, 8.30%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (17 people, 7.05%)
  • Weight Loss (15 people, 6.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (85 people, 35.27%)
  • Lasix (60 people, 24.90%)
  • Coumadin (59 people, 24.48%)
  • Atenolol (52 people, 21.58%)
  • Furosemide (46 people, 19.09%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • High Blood Pressure (59 people, 24.48%)
  • Pain (58 people, 24.07%)
  • Weakness (53 people, 21.99%)
  • Nausea (52 people, 21.58%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (47 people, 19.50%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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