Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
General health 104 31
Multiple sclerosis 25 9
Arthritis pain 13 9
Inflammation 8 3
Increased lipids in blood (hyperlipidemia) 7 1

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 3
Moderate 4
Mild 8
None 59

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Fish Oil

Side effect Patients
Fish taste burps 2
Acid reflux 1
Bruising of arms 1
Fishy taste 1
Frequent urination 1
Gastroesophageal reflux disease 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Fish Oil

Dosage Patients
daily 28
1,000 mg daily 8
1 capsule(s) daily 3
1,200 mg daily 3
1,000 mg twice daily 2
2,000 mg daily 2
2,400 mg daily 2
1,000 mg three times daily 2
twice daily 2
1 mg daily 1

See all 29 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Fish Oil

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Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 18
Expense 13
Other 13
Doctor's advice 5
Side effects too severe 5
Personal research 2
See all 48 patients who've stopped taking Fish Oil

Duration

Currently taking Fish Oil

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 37
10 years or more 8

Stopped taking Fish Oil

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 16
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 7
2 - 5 years 10
5 - 10 years 3
10 years or more 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 36
Usually 26
Sometimes 9
Never taken as prescribed 3
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 2
Somewhat hard to take 3
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 54
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 3
< $25 25
Not specified 45
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11 patient evaluations for Fish Oil

Jan 4, 2016 (Started Oct 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 tsp. Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 7, 2015 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Severe (bruising of arms)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Had to stop. The fish burps were killing me.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Nov 16, 2013 (Started Jun 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for high cholesterol)
  • Side effects
    Mild (bruising of arms)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 15, 2012 (Started Jul 22, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 30 g Daily
Cost: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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