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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.

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Lovaza

Lovaza (latest outcomes from 10,415 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 381,971 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 10,063 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 (23 hours ago):

  • I started taking this medication and 6 days later I thought I had a fast and furious bladder issue or urethra issue. Since it was a Sunday night, I called the pharmacist and asked about bladder/urethra side effects. He said there weren't any such side effects. t had a urine test done on day 7 and blood and high white cell count found in urine. I was put on an anti-biotic and the urine was sent to a lab to confirm infection, but the results were negative.
    The antibiotic seemed to help, but not completely, so I am confused.
    I googled until I found this one study that show that others have had this problem and there is a correlation. I will stop taking this medication starting tomorrow. Tonight was day 12.
    I want more information on this.
    Thank you.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Continue to have intermittent tachycardia/flutter

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • I've been taking Lovaza for approx 3 years as an alternative to Statin drugs. I also to 81mg if asprin daily and now rage 10mg of Avorastatin. For the past 5 months I have been experiencing hear palpitations and sometimes it is severe. My blood pressure has always been excellent. I has a stress test and echocardiogram and wore a Holter monitor for 24 hours. Although the monitor confirmed palpitations, the stress test & echo indicated no problems. This is becoming very uncomfortable at times and I'm starting to wonder if it may not be caused by the Lovaza. My cardiologist acted as if there was little evidence to support any advantage to taking Lovaza but said to continue taking it. He said nothing about any ties between this med and palpitations.

    Reply

    grd on Oct, 8, 2014:

    Lovasa has DHA and may cause A-FIB. Have your dr. prescribe Vascepa which is pure EPA and has excellent anti-inflammatory properties. Your dr. will likely not know what Vascepa is so do your own research and show it to him.

    Reply

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