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.

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On Jul, 18, 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

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Headache (pain in head)
  2. Hypoaesthesia (reduced sense of touch or sensation)
  3. Heart rate increased
  4. Disturbance in attention
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  6. Feeling abnormal
  7. Peripheral coldness
  8. Drowsiness
  9. High blood pressure
1 - 6 months:
  1. Sleep disorder
  2. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness)
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  5. Low density lipoprotein increased (cholesterol increased in blood)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Pancreatic carcinoma (pancreatic cancer)
  2. Back pain
  3. Abdominal pain
  4. Metastases to liver (cancer spreads to liver)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Product odor abnormal
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
2 - 5 years:
  1. Cerebral haemorrhage (bleeding within the brain)
  2. Persecutory delusion
5 - 10 years:
n/a
10+ years:
n/a
not specified:
  1. Swelling face
  2. Heart disease
  3. Sinus headache (headache caused by sinus infections)
  4. Injection site reaction
  5. Cardiomyopathy alcoholic
  6. Joint stiffness
  7. Abnormal faeces (abnormal stool)
  8. Back pain
  9. Discomfort
  10. Throat irritation

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Type Iia Hyperlipidaemia (abnormally elevated levels of any or all lipids and/or lipoproteins in the blood- type iia): 6 people, 12.24%
  2. Diabetes : 5 people, 10.20%
  3. Type 2 Diabetes : 4 people, 8.16%
  4. High Blood Pressure : 3 people, 6.12%
  5. Preventive Health Care : 3 people, 6.12%
  6. Schizophrenia (a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes): 2 people, 4.08%
  7. Blood Testosterone Decreased : 2 people, 4.08%
  8. Gastrointestinal Disorder (functional problems of gastrointestinal tract): 2 people, 4.08%
  9. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 2 people, 4.08%
  10. Lupus Nephritis (a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that may affect kidney tissue): 2 people, 4.08%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Zetia (7 people, 14.29%)
  2. Metformin (6 people, 12.24%)
  3. Juxtapid (5 people, 10.20%)
  4. Januvia (5 people, 10.20%)
  5. Androgel (5 people, 10.20%)
  6. Celebrex (4 people, 8.16%)
  7. Proair Hfa (4 people, 8.16%)
  8. Pantoprazole (3 people, 6.12%)
  9. Crestor (3 people, 6.12%)
  10. Amlodipine (3 people, 6.12%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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