Review: could Lovaza cause Atrial fibrillation (Atrial fibrillation/flutter)?
We study 10,055 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 (latest outcomes from 10,408 users) has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.
Atrial fibrillation (fibrillation of the muscles of the atria of the heart) (latest reports from 385,824 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple myeloma.
On Aug, 21, 2014: 10,054 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza. Among them, 193 people (1.92%) have Atrial Fibrillation. They amount to 0.05% of all the 393,660 people who have Atrial Fibrillation on eHealthMe.
Time on Lovaza when people have Atrial fibrillation * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Atrial fibrillation||25.00%||25.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00%||25.00%||0.00% |
Gender of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Lovaza * :
|Atrial fibrillation||54.41%||45.59% |
Age of people who have Atrial fibrillation when taking Lovaza * :
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||10.53%||11.05%||78.42% |
Severity of Atrial fibrillation when taking Lovaza ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
How people recovered from Atrial fibrillation ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Atrial fibrillation||0.00%||0.00%||100.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (32 people, 16.58%)
- Atrial fibrillation (23 people, 11.92%)
- Cardiac disorder (17 people, 8.81%)
- Multiple myeloma (17 people, 8.81%)
- Muscle spasms (15 people, 7.77%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (111 people, 57.51%)
- Lasix (70 people, 36.27%)
- Coumadin (65 people, 33.68%)
- Atenolol (62 people, 32.12%)
- Crestor (51 people, 26.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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