A study for a 53 year old man who takes Vascepa - from FDA reports


49 males aged 53 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 53 year old male patient who has Hypertriglyceridaemia. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.



On Apr, 15, 2018

49 males aged 53 (±5) who take Vascepa are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Vascepa for a 53-year old man.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 53
  • Gender: male
  • Conditions: Hypertriglyceridaemia
  • Drugs taken:
    • Vascepa (icosapent ethyl)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • Fatigue(feeling of tiredness): 0 (0% of males aged 53 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

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Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
  • Heart rate increased
  • Disturbance in attention
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Feeling abnormal
  • Peripheral coldness
  • Drowsiness
  • High blood pressure
1 - 6 months:
  • Sleep disorder
  • Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  • Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  • Anaemia (lack of blood)
  • Low density lipoprotein increased (cholesterol increased in blood)
6 - 12 months:
  • Pancreatic carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)
  • Back pain
  • Abdominal pain
  • Metastases to liver (cancer spreads to liver)
1 - 2 years:
  • Product odor abnormal
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
2 - 5 years:
  • Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  • Persecutory delusion
5 - 10 years:
n/a
10+ years:
n/a
not specified:
  • Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  • Diarrhea
  • Hepatic enzyme increased
  • Headache (pain in head)
  • Tremor (trembling or shaking movements in one or more parts of your body)
  • Appetite - decreased (decreased appetite occurs when you have a reduced desire to eat)
  • Weight decreased
  • Joint pain
  • Nasopharyngitis (inflammation of the nasopharynx)
  • Abdominal pain

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Type Iia Hyperlipidaemia (abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood- type iia): 6 people, 12.24%
  • Diabetes : 5 people, 10.20%
  • Type 2 Diabetes : 4 people, 8.16%
  • Preventive Health Care : 3 people, 6.12%
  • High Blood Pressure : 3 people, 6.12%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zetia (7 people, 14.29%)
  • Metformin (6 people, 12.24%)
  • Juxtapid (5 people, 10.20%)
  • Januvia (5 people, 10.20%)
  • Androgel (5 people, 10.20%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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