Review: could Lovaza cause Weight Gain?


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 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased . We study 13,241 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA and social media. Among them, 289 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 13,619 users)

Weight Gain

Weight gain has been reported by people with breathing difficulty, rashes, oedema peripheral, memory loss, fatigue (latest reports from 114,276 Weight gain patients).

On Sep, 15, 2016

13,241 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza.
Among them, 289 people (2.18%) have Weight Gain


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Lovaza cause Weight gain?

Time on Lovaza when people have Weight Gain *:

  • < 1 month: 26.32 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 31.58 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 26.32 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 5.26 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 5.26 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 5.26 %

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

  • female: 71.53 %
  • male: 28.47 %

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

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 2.17 %
  • 20-29: 0.43 %
  • 30-39: 6.96 %
  • 40-49: 24.78 %
  • 50-59: 22.61 %
  • 60+: 43.04 %

Severity if Weight Gain when taking Lovaza **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 55.56 %
  • severe: 11.11 %
  • most severe: 33.33 %

How people recovered from Weight Gain **:

  • while on drug: 0.0 %
  • after off the drug: 33.33 %
  • not yet: 66.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Blood Cholesterol Increased (39 people, 13.49%)
  • Hypertension (32 people, 11.07%)
  • Pain (26 people, 9.00%)
  • Cardiac Disorder (26 people, 9.00%)
  • Blood Triglycerides Increased (23 people, 7.96%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aspirin (63 people, 21.80%)
  • Omeprazole (46 people, 15.92%)
  • Lisinopril (46 people, 15.92%)
  • Synthroid (42 people, 14.53%)
  • Furosemide (41 people, 14.19%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (62 people, 21.45%)
  • Pain (46 people, 15.92%)
  • Back Pain (46 people, 15.92%)
  • Hypertension (45 people, 15.57%)
  • Headache (43 people, 14.88%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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