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Review: could Lovaza cause Prostate cancer?

Summary: Prostate cancer could be caused by Lovaza, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take Baclofen, and have Diabetes mellitus.

We study 10,042 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA and social media. Among them, 26 have Prostate cancer. Find out below who they are, when they have Prostate cancer and more.

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Lovaza

Lovaza (latest outcomes from 10,391 users) has active ingredients of omega-3-acid ethyl esters. It is often used in high blood cholesterol.

Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer (latest reports from 53,386 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza. Among them, 26 people (0.26%) have Prostate Cancer. They amount to 0.05% of all the 53,788 people who have Prostate Cancer on eHealthMe.

Trend of Prostate cancer in Lovaza reports

Time on Lovaza when people have Prostate cancer * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Prostate cancer0.00%100.00%

Age of people who have Prostate cancer when taking Lovaza * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Prostate cancer0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%44.00%56.00%

Severity of Prostate cancer when taking Lovaza ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Prostate cancer ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Diabetes mellitus (9 people, 34.62%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (9 people, 34.62%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (7 people, 26.92%)
  4. Hypertension (7 people, 26.92%)
  5. Abdominal distension (5 people, 19.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Baclofen (14 people, 53.85%)
  2. Pravastatin (11 people, 42.31%)
  3. Gabapentin (11 people, 42.31%)
  4. Prednisone (10 people, 38.46%)
  5. Protonix (10 people, 38.46%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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