Omega-3 fatty acids and Taste - impaired - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


Taste - impaired is found among people who take Omega-3 fatty acids, especially for people who are female, 60+ old.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Omega-3 fatty acids and have Taste - impaired. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,595 people who have side effects when taking Omega-3 fatty acids from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You can use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

Phase IV trials are used to detect adverse drug outcomes and monitor drug effectiveness in the real world. With medical big data and AI algorithms, eHealthMe is running millions of phase IV trials and makes the results available to the public. Our original studies have been referenced on 600+ medical publications including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature.

On Nov, 24, 2022

1,595 people reported to have side effects when taking Omega-3 fatty acids.
Among them, 14 people (0.88%) have Taste - impaired.

What is Omega-3 fatty acids?

Omega-3 fatty acids has active ingredients of cod liver oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. eHealthMe is studying from 1,599 Omega-3 fatty acids users for its effectiveness, alternative drugs and more.

What is Taste - impaired?

Taste - impaired is found to be associated with 3,346 drugs and 2,862 conditions by eHealthMe.

Number of Omega-3 fatty acids and Taste - impaired reports submitted per year:

Could Omega-3 fatty acids cause Taste - impaired?

Gender of people who have Taste - impaired when taking Omega-3 fatty acids *:

  • female: 76.92 %
  • male: 23.08 %

Age of people who have Taste - impaired when taking Omega-3 fatty acids *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 8.33 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 25.0 %
  • 60+: 66.67 %

Common drugs people take besides Omega-3 fatty acids *:

  1. Magnesium: 4 people, 28.57%
  2. Vitamin D3: 4 people, 28.57%
  3. Glucosamine: 3 people, 21.43%
  4. Arthrotec: 3 people, 21.43%
  5. Colecalciferol: 3 people, 21.43%
  6. Paracetamol: 3 people, 21.43%
  7. Sutent: 2 people, 14.29%
  8. Vitamin C: 2 people, 14.29%
  9. Vitamin B12: 2 people, 14.29%
  10. Chondroitin: 2 people, 14.29%

Common side effects people have besides Taste - impaired *:

  1. Pain In Extremity: 4 people, 28.57%
  2. Abdominal Discomfort: 3 people, 21.43%
  3. Diarrhea: 3 people, 21.43%
  4. Malaise (a feeling of general discomfort or uneasiness): 3 people, 21.43%
  5. Muscle Aches (muscle pain): 3 people, 21.43%
  6. Musculoskeletal Pain (pain affects the bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves): 3 people, 21.43%
  7. Musculoskeletal Stiffness (stiffness of the body's muscles, joints, tendons, ligaments and nerves): 3 people, 21.43%
  8. Pain: 3 people, 21.43%
  9. Head Discomfort: 3 people, 21.43%
  10. Eye Discharge: 2 people, 14.29%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Skin Ulcer: 3 people, 21.43%
  2. Essential Tremor: 2 people, 14.29%
  3. Thyroid Diseases: 2 people, 14.29%
  4. Ulcerative Colitis (inflammatory bowel disease (ibd). it causes swelling, ulcerations, and loss of function of the large intestine): 1 person, 7.14%
  5. Gastrointestinal Inflammation (inflammation of stomach and intestine): 1 person, 7.14%
  6. Ankylosing Spondylitis (type of arthritis affecting the spine): 1 person, 7.14%
  7. Arthritis Enteropathic (form of chronic, inflammatory arthritis associated with the occurrence of an inflammatory bowel disease): 1 person, 7.14%
  8. Breathing Difficulty: 1 person, 7.14%
  9. Chest Pain: 1 person, 7.14%
  10. Crohn's Disease (condition that causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract): 1 person, 7.14%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Omega-3 fatty acids and have Taste - impaired?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on cod liver oil (the active ingredients of Omega-3 fatty acids) and Omega-3 fatty acids (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 600+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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