Lovaza and Prostate cancer - from FDA reports


Summary

Prostate cancer is found among people who take Lovaza, especially for people who are 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Baclofen, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 13,195 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA. Among them, 27 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer 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)

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with prostate cancer, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, high blood cholesterol (latest reports from 46,191 Prostate cancer patients).

On Feb, 27, 2017

13,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza.
Among them, 27 people (0.2%) have Prostate Cancer


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovaza cause Prostate cancer?

Time on Lovaza when people have Prostate Cancer *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 50 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Prostate Cancer 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: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 36 %
  • 60+: 64 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (12 people, 44.44%)
  • Multiple Myeloma (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Diabetes (9 people, 33.33%)
  • High Blood Pressure (7 people, 25.93%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (6 people, 22.22%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Baclofen (14 people, 51.85%)
  • Gabapentin (12 people, 44.44%)
  • Protonix (10 people, 37.04%)
  • Prednisone (10 people, 37.04%)
  • Lisinopril (9 people, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthropathy (10 people, 37.04%)
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Urination - Painful (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Haematochezia (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Emotional Distress (9 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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