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Review: could Lovaza cause Prostate cancer?

We study 10,055 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 10,408 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 54,575 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, erection problems.

On Sep, 12, 2014: 10,055 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza. Among them, 26 people (0.26%) have Prostate Cancer.

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. Multiple myeloma (9 people, 34.62%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (9 people, 34.62%)
  3. Blood cholesterol (7 people, 26.92%)
  4. Hypertension (7 people, 26.92%)
  5. Arthralgia (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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  • Was on Metformin (1000 mg per day), which was recently increased with a goal of 2000 mg per day (gradual increase). In the AM, I usually start with a cup of coffee, then breakfast, followed by more coffee (two cups per day). I take metformin immediately following meals. I fix up my coffee with organic half & half, and pure stevia. When drinking coffee, or dairy products, I experience severe upset stomach, without bowl and abdominal sounds. Is it possible I developed a form of lactose intolerance? This is the "only" dairy I use and prefer to use unsweetened almond milk in place of dairy, except for coffee. This morning, as an experiment, I decided not to fix any coffee and the symptoms have subsided so far today.

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  • Myositis diagnosed 5 years ago with thigh muscle biopsy. No REAL attempts being made by rheumatologist or primary to control. Hot feeling to the touch in thigh muscle.

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  • From this study (4 months 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.

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