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Review: could Lovaza cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?

We study 10,063 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA and social media. Among them, 193 have Atrial fibrillation. Find out below who they are, when they have Atrial fibrillation and more.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Lovaza and have Atrial fibrillation >>>

Lovaza

Lovaza (latest outcomes from 10,411 users) has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Atrial fibrillation

Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 389,454 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 21, 2014: 10,055 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza. Among them, 193 people (1.92%) have Atrial Fibrillation.

Trend of Atrial fibrillation in Lovaza reports

Time on Lovaza when people have Atrial fibrillation * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Atrial fibrillation25.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%25.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Atrial fibrillation54.41%45.59%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%10.53%11.05%78.42%

Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Lovaza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Atrial fibrillation0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Atrial fibrillation0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (32 people, 16.58%)
  2. Atrial fibrillation (23 people, 11.92%)
  3. Cardiac disorder (17 people, 8.81%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (17 people, 8.81%)
  5. Muscle spasms (15 people, 7.77%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (111 people, 57.51%)
  2. Lasix (70 people, 36.27%)
  3. Coumadin (65 people, 33.68%)
  4. Atenolol (62 people, 32.12%)
  5. Crestor (51 people, 26.42%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • It seems that my a fib has gotten worse since I am now taking atorvastatin and warfarin. I was wondering if there is any connection between these drugs and the a fib symptoms I am experiencing.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 weeks ago):

  • Incidence of heart flutter seems to be greater since starting Tikosyn

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • First in and out of AFIB 8 mo.ago, then continuous AFIB since then.
    On Micadis HCT 80/25 since 1997, then off until 2011 when replacing other BP med. with Micardis HCT 80/25

    Reply

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