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Review: could Lovaza cause Weight gain?

Summary: Weight gain could be caused by Lovaza, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aspirin, and have Blood cholesterol increased.

We study 10,042 people who have side effects while taking Lovaza from FDA and social media. Among them, 220 have Weight gain. Find out below who they are, when they have Weight gain 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.

Weight gain

Weight gain (latest reports from 521,600 patients) has been reported by people with depression, high blood pressure, bipolar disorder, pain, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 10,029 people reported to have side effects when taking Lovaza. Among them, 220 people (2.19%) have Weight Gain. They amount to 0.04% of all the 520,707 people who have Weight Gain on eHealthMe.

Trend of Weight gain in Lovaza reports

Time on Lovaza when people have Weight gain * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Weight gain26.67%33.33%20.00%6.67%6.67%0.00%6.67%

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

FemaleMale
Weight gain76.79%23.21%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Weight gain0.00%0.00%1.58%0.53%6.84%27.89%22.11%41.05%

Severity of Weight gain when taking Lovaza ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Weight gain0.00%66.67%0.00%33.33%

How people recovered from Weight gain ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Blood cholesterol increased (31 people, 14.09%)
  2. Hypertension (23 people, 10.45%)
  3. Cardiac disorder (21 people, 9.55%)
  4. Obesity (20 people, 9.09%)
  5. Muscle spasms (18 people, 8.18%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (63 people, 28.64%)
  2. Omeprazole (40 people, 18.18%)
  3. Furosemide (39 people, 17.73%)
  4. Lisinopril (38 people, 17.27%)
  5. Vitamin d (36 people, 16.36%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • jrcoleman51 on Apr, 24, 2014:

    i gained 20 ilbs after working hard to loose 85 lbs because of backmproblems now i went off it and still can not drop it

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    Sarah on Jun, 2, 2011:

    I have been on Plavix since March 2011. I was put on Plavix before my operation for a cerebral aneurysm stint. I had to take Plavix for approximately 10 days prior to surgery and take it for 90 days following surgery. I immediately gained 5-10 lbs just before surgery and gained a total of 23lbs just after surgery. I proceeded to lose a few pounds since but have only lost 9 lobs of the 23 I gained. I work out daily clocking 5-10 kms on the treadmill as well as weight training with low weights, high reps. I also play Ice Hockey and Ball Hockey. I have stayed the same and cannot lose while on Plavix. I'm on no other medications other than Plavix so I know that my weight gain can be attributed to this. I also use keytosis strips to measure whether or not I'm burning calories every morning and every night...I'm not. I will be finished my Plavix in two weeks and will report back to this forum if the weight starts to come off.

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  • From this study (2 days ago):

  • Quit smoking in April of 2013 had no weight gain. Then was treated for PVD and given cilostazol in July of 2013 - March 2014 and gained 20lbs.

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