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Common Lovaza Side Effects


The most commonly reported Lovaza side effects (click to view or check a box to report):

Product Quality Issue (126)
Nausea (96)
Diarrhoea (79)
Eructation (78)
Dysgeusia (68)
Dizziness (57)
Abdominal Discomfort (52)
Pain In Extremity (49)
Pruritus (46)
Fatigue (44)
Blood Triglycerides Increased (44)
Abdominal Pain Upper (43)
Headache (41)
Off Label Use (41)
Therapeutic Response Unexpected (41)
Vomiting (37)
Rash (37)
Flushing (37)
Malaise (37)
Myalgia (37)

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If you or someone in your family has experienced a serious side effect to a health product, you are encouraged to report the experience to your health care professional (e.g. physician, pharmacist). You could also complete a copy of the side effect reporting form or report your side effect to FDA.

Lovaza Side Effects Reported to FDA



Lovaza Side Effect Report#9996350
Diabetes Mellitus, Laryngitis, Nasopharyngitis
This is a report of a 59-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased, who was treated with Lovaza (dosage: 2g Twice Per Day, start time: 2011), combined with:
  • Diovan
  • Labetalol
  • Calcium
  • Effient
  • Zoloft
  • Tricor
  • Protonix
  • Aldactone
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Diabetes Mellitus, Laryngitis, Nasopharyngitis after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovaza treatment in female patients, resulting in Diabetes Mellitus side effect.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9909632
Pharyngeal Operation
This report suggests a potential Lovaza Pharyngeal Operation side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 53-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cardiac disorder and used Lovaza (dosage: NA) starting
Apr 07, 2012. After starting Lovaza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Pharyngeal OperationAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovaza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Pharyngeal Operation, may still occur.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9888919
This Death problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 84-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cardiovascular disorder. On
Dec 18, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Lovaza (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lovaza, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects:Although all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Death, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9882346
Shoulder Operation
This Shoulder Operation side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 50-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol.The patient was prescribed Lovaza (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Mar 12, 2011. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovaza the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Shoulder OperationThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovaza.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9871239
Hepatitis C, Chest Discomfort, Hypertension, Stress At Work
This is a report of a 60-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased, who was treated with Lovaza (dosage: 1cap Twice Per Day, start time: 2011), combined with:
  • Milk Thistle
  • Xanax
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Hepatitis C, Chest Discomfort, Hypertension, Stress At Work after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovaza treatment in female patients, resulting in Hepatitis C side effect. The patient was hospitalized.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9859687
Cerebrovascular Accident
This report suggests a potential Lovaza Cerebrovascular Accident side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 58-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: NA and used Lovaza (dosage: NA) starting
Feb 15, 2013. After starting Lovaza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Cerebrovascular AccidentAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovaza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Cerebrovascular Accident, may still occur.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9808061
Neoplasm Malignant
This Neoplasm Malignant problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol. On
Apr 27, 2012 this consumer started treatment with Lovaza (dosage: NA). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lovaza, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Neoplasm MalignantAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Neoplasm Malignant, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803856
Urine Odour Abnormal
This Urine Odour Abnormal side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 69-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Lovaza (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovaza the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Urine Odour AbnormalThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovaza.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803855
Ageusia, Decreased Appetite
This is a report of a 85-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased, who was treated with Lovaza (dosage: 2cap Twice Per Day, start time:
Oct 20, 2011), combined with:
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Coumadin
  • Digoxin
  • Furosemide
  • Metoprolol
  • Valsartan
  • Prilosec
  • Ambien
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Ageusia, Decreased Appetite after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovaza treatment in female patients, resulting in Ageusia side effect.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803854
Off Label Use, Underdose
This report suggests a potential Lovaza Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Lovaza (dosage: 4cap Per Day) starting 2003. After starting Lovaza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Off Label Use, UnderdoseAdditional drugs used concurrently: NA. Although Lovaza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Off Label Use, may still occur.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803846
Liver Function Test Abnormal, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose Administered
This Liver Function Test Abnormal problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 45-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: arthralgia,gastrooesophageal reflux disease. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lovaza (dosage: 2g Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Zantac (1tab Variable Dose)
  • Vitamin B Complex
When using Lovaza, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Liver Function Test Abnormal, Off Label Use, Incorrect Dose AdministeredAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Liver Function Test Abnormal, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803843
Malaise, Product Quality Issue
This Malaise side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: NA.The patient was prescribed Lovaza (drug dosage: 2cap Twice Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs: NA..After starting to take Lovaza the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Malaise, Product Quality IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovaza.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803841
Eructation, Flatulence, Dysgeusia, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 70-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased, who was treated with Lovaza (dosage: 4cap Per Day, start time: 2011), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Eructation, Flatulence, Dysgeusia, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovaza treatment in male patients, resulting in Eructation side effect.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803840
Therapeutic Response Delayed
This report suggests a potential Lovaza Therapeutic Response Delayed side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 77-year-old male patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol increased and used Lovaza (dosage: 5cap Per Day) starting 2010. After starting Lovaza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Therapeutic Response DelayedAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Lisinopril
  • Citalopram
  • Norvasc
  • Digoxin
  • Spironolactone
  • Toprol
  • Flaxseed
  • Lutein
Although Lovaza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Therapeutic Response Delayed, may still occur.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803838
Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase Increased
This Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 43-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased. On 201303 this consumer started treatment with Lovaza (dosage: 2cap Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Statins
When using Lovaza, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, Alanine Aminotransferase IncreasedAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Aspartate Aminotransferase Increased, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803833
Dyspepsia, Eructation
This Dyspepsia side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased.The patient was prescribed Lovaza (drug dosage: 4cap Twice Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Nexium
  • Lisinopril
  • Spironolactone
  • Armour Thyroid
.After starting to take Lovaza the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Dyspepsia, EructationThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovaza.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803830
Off Label Use
This is a report of a 77-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lovaza (dosage: 1cap Twice Per Day, start time: 2010), combined with:
  • Red Yeast Rice
  • Coreg
  • Synthroid
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Off Label Use after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovaza treatment in female patients, resulting in Off Label Use side effect.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803828
Off Label Use
This report suggests a potential Lovaza Off Label Use side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased and used Lovaza (dosage: 2cap Twice Per Day) starting
Oct 04, 2013. After starting Lovaza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Off Label UseAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Plavix
  • Metformin
  • Glipizide
  • Diovan/hctz
  • Metoprolol
  • Allopurinol
  • Lipitor
  • Aspirin
Although Lovaza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Off Label Use, may still occur.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803827
Dysgeusia, Product Quality Issue
This Dysgeusia problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood cholesterol. On 2008 this consumer started treatment with Lovaza (dosage: 4cap Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time: NA. When using Lovaza, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Dysgeusia, Product Quality IssueAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Dysgeusia, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803826
Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Product Quality Issue
This Abdominal Pain Upper side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 55-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: cardiac disorder.The patient was prescribed Lovaza (drug dosage: 1cap Twice Per Day), which was initiated on NS. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Metoprolol
  • Baby Aspirin
  • Crestor
.After starting to take Lovaza the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Product Quality IssueThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovaza.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803825
Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Product Quality Issue
This is a report of a 52-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: cardiovascular event prophylaxis, who was treated with Lovaza (dosage: 1cap Twice Per Day, start time: NS), combined with:
  • Birth Control Pills
and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Pain Upper, Flatulence, Diarrhoea, Product Quality Issue after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovaza treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Pain Upper side effect.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803823
Uterine Polyp
This report suggests a potential Lovaza Uterine Polyp side effect(s) that can have serious consequences. A 62-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides increased and used Lovaza (dosage: 4g Per Day) starting
Oct 31, 2012. After starting Lovaza the patient began experiencing various side effects, including: Uterine PolypAdditional drugs used concurrently:
  • Livalo
  • Levothyroxine
  • Estradiol
  • Prometrium
Although Lovaza demonstrated significant improvements in a number of clinically relevant cases, troublesome symptoms, such as Uterine Polyp, may still occur.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803818
Underdose, Dysphagia
This Underdose problem was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 75-year-old male patient (weight: NA) was diagnosed with the following symptoms/conditions: cardiac disorder. On NS this consumer started treatment with Lovaza (dosage: 2cap Per Day). The following drugs were being taken at the same time:
  • Namenda
  • Crestor
  • Citalopram
  • Trazodone
  • Seroquel
  • Lamotrigine
  • Plavix
  • Tamsulosin
When using Lovaza, the patient experienced the following unwanted symptoms/side effects: Underdose, DysphagiaAlthough all drugs are carefully tested before they are licensed for use, they carry side effect risks. Some side effects, such as Underdose, may become evident only after a product is in use by the general population.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803817
Tremor
This Tremor side effect was reported by a consumer or non-health professional from US. A 52-year-old male patient (weight:NA) experienced the following symptoms/conditions: blood triglycerides.The patient was prescribed Lovaza (drug dosage: NA), which was initiated on
Jan 01, 2010. Concurrently used drugs:
  • Seroquel
  • Lithium
.After starting to take Lovaza the consumer reported adverse symptoms, such as: TremorThese side effects may potentially be related to Lovaza.
Lovaza Side Effect Report#9803813
Abdominal Discomfort
This is a report of a 64-year-old female patient (weight: NA) from US, suffering from the following health symptoms/conditions: NA, who was treated with Lovaza (dosage: NA, start time:
Sep 29, 2012), combined with: NA. and developed a serious reaction and side effect(s): Abdominal Discomfort after the beginning of treatment. This case can indicate the possible existence of increased vulnerability to Lovaza treatment in female patients, resulting in Abdominal Discomfort side effect.


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The appearance of Lovaza on this list does not mean that FDA has concluded that the drug has the listed risk. It means that FDA has identified a potential safety issue, but it does not mean that FDA has found a causal relationship between the drug and the listed risk.

What are common Lovaza Side Effects for Women?

Women Side EffectsReports
Product Quality Issue 59
Nausea 55
Diarrhoea 53
Eructation 40
Pain In Extremity 36
Dizziness 34
Dysgeusia 34
Abdominal Discomfort 29
Abdominal Pain Upper 28
Headache 27

What are common Lovaza Side Effects for Men?

Men Side EffectsReports
Product Quality Issue 66
Nausea 40
Eructation 38
Dysgeusia 34
Diarrhoea 26
Blood Triglycerides Increased 25
Dizziness 23
Abdominal Discomfort 22
Flushing 21
Fatigue 20

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    Lovaza Safety Alerts, Active Ingredients, Usage Information

    NDC0173-0783
    TypeHUMAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG
    Proprietary NameLOVAZA
    Nameomega-3-acid ethyl esters
    Dosage FormCAPSULE, LIQUID FILLED
    RouteORAL
    On market since20081021
    LabelerGlaxoSmithKline LLC
    Active Ingredient(s)OMEGA-3-ACID ETHYL ESTERS
    Strength(s)900
    Unit(s)mg/1
    Pharma ClassFatty Acids, Omega-3 [Chemical/Ingredient],Omega-3 Fatty Acid [EPC]

    More About Lovaza

    Side Effects reported to FDA: 1203

    Lovaza safety alerts: No

    Reported deaths: 17

    Reported hospitalizations: 165

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