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Review: could Omega 3 cause Restless leg syndrome?

Summary: Restless leg syndrome is reported only by a few people who take Omega 3.

We study 292 people who have side effects while taking Omega 3 from FDA and social media. Among them, 4 have Restless leg syndrome. Find out below who they are, when they have Restless leg syndrome and more.

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Omega 3

Omega 3 has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. (latest outcomes from 393 Omega 3 users)

Restless leg syndrome

Restless leg syndrome (a powerful urge to move your legs) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, depression, pain, high blood pressure, stress and anxiety. (latest reports from 17,498 Restless leg syndrome patients)

On Mar, 22, 2015: 292 people reported to have side effects when taking Omega 3. Among them, 4 people (1.37%) have Restless Leg Syndrome.

Trend of Restless leg syndrome in Omega 3 reports

Time on Omega 3 when people have Restless leg syndrome * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Omega 3 * :

FemaleMale
Restless leg syndrome50.00%50.00%

Age of people who have Restless leg syndrome when taking Omega 3 * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Severity of Restless leg syndrome when taking Omega 3 ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Restless leg syndrome0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Restless leg syndrome ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Restless leg syndrome0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (3 people, 75.00%)
  2. Sciatica (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Arthritis (2 people, 50.00%)
  4. Restless legs syndrome (2 people, 50.00%)
  5. Arthralgia (2 people, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Acetylsalicylic acid (2 people, 50.00%)
  2. Potassium chloride (2 people, 50.00%)
  3. Prednisone (2 people, 50.00%)
  4. Omega 3 plus d3 fish oil (2 people, 50.00%)
  5. Labetalol hydrochloride (2 people, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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