Review: could Lovaza cause Prostate Cancer?


Summary

Prostate cancer is found among people who take Lovaza, especially for people who are male, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Baclofen, and have Diabetes mellitus . We study 13,241 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA and social media. 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 13,619 users)

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, death, pain, weakness, prostatic specific antigen increased (latest reports from 43,928 Prostate cancer patients).

On Sep, 18, 2016

13,241 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 %

Gender of people who have Prostate Cancer when taking Lovaza *:

  • female: 0.0 %
  • male: 100 %

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 *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Hypertension (7 people, 25.93%)
  • Blood Cholesterol (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%)
  • Pravastatin (11 people, 40.74%)
  • Protonix (10 people, 37.04%)
  • Prednisone (10 people, 37.04%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Arthropathy (10 people, 37.04%)
  • White Blood Cell Count Decreased (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Pleural Fibrosis (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Pain (9 people, 33.33%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (9 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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