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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 521,532 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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  • I am an obese male who lost 70 pounds over the last three years. My weight remained stable for nearly one year. My doctor prescribed and I have been compliant with taking the above mentioned medications for the last nine months and they were keeping my blood glucose in check and lowered my A1C by 60% over that time. Over the last three months, I have gained 8 lbs. without any change to my caloric intake or exercise regimen (I walk two miles a day.). Has my body adapted to taking these medications and now be causing weight gain?

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  • My doctor had me try 1/2 tab of the Micardis HCT and 2 of the Carvedilol but this only made my BP go too high.

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  • Encopresis stopped for a long period of time, but then started back up

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