Lovaza and Weight gain - from FDA reports


Summary

Weight gain is found among people who take Lovaza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Aspirin, and have High blood cholesterol . We study 13,195 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA. Among them, 284 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, bipolar disorder (latest reports from 118,286 Weight gain patients).

On Feb, 10, 2017

13,195 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza.
Among them, 284 people (2.15%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovaza cause Weight gain?

Time on Lovaza when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 45.45 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 18.18 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 27.27 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 9.09 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Weight Gain when taking Lovaza *:

  • female: 70.65 %
  • male: 29.35 %

Age of people who have Weight Gain when taking Lovaza *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.22 %
  • 20-29: 0.44 %
  • 30-39: 7.11 %
  • 40-49: 23.56 %
  • 50-59: 21.33 %
  • 60+: 45.33 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • High Blood Cholesterol (82 people, 28.87%)
  • High Blood Pressure (31 people, 10.92%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (26 people, 9.15%)
  • Pain (25 people, 8.80%)
  • Depression (23 people, 8.10%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (63 people, 22.18%)
  • Omeprazole (46 people, 16.20%)
  • Lisinopril (46 people, 16.20%)
  • Furosemide (41 people, 14.44%)
  • Crestor (40 people, 14.08%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (62 people, 21.83%)
  • High Blood Pressure (61 people, 21.48%)
  • Pain (47 people, 16.55%)
  • Back Pain (46 people, 16.20%)
  • Headache (45 people, 15.85%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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