Review: could Lovaza cause Atrial Fibrillation?


Summary

Atrial fibrillation is found among people who take Lovaza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Atrial fibrillation . We study 13,241 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA and social media. Among them, 236 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 13,619 users)

Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, atrial fibrillation/flutter, weakness, haemorrhage, international normalised ratio increased (latest reports from 149,630 Atrial fibrillation patients).

On Sep, 19, 2016

13,241 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza.
Among them, 236 people (1.78%) have Atrial Fibrillation


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovaza cause Atrial fibrillation?

Time on Lovaza when people have Atrial Fibrillation *:

  • < 1 month: 20 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 40 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

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

  • female: 53.91 %
  • male: 46.09 %

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: 10.24 %
  • 50-59: 12.68 %
  • 60+: 77.07 %

Severity if Atrial Fibrillation when taking Lovaza **:

  • least: 50 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

How people recovered from Atrial Fibrillation **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 50 %
  • not yet: 50 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Atrial Fibrillation (37 people, 15.68%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (20 people, 8.47%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (17 people, 7.20%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (16 people, 6.78%)
  • Obesity (15 people, 6.36%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (85 people, 36.02%)
  • Lasix (59 people, 25.00%)
  • Coumadin (58 people, 24.58%)
  • Atenolol (52 people, 22.03%)
  • Furosemide (46 people, 19.49%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (58 people, 24.58%)
  • Asthenia (53 people, 22.46%)
  • Nausea (52 people, 22.03%)
  • Hypertension (46 people, 19.49%)
  • Anxiety (46 people, 19.49%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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