Finacea vs. Fish oil


We compare the side effects and drug effectiveness of Finacea and Fish oil. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 64,220 people who take Finacea and Fish oil, and is updated regularly.

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How the study uses the data?

The study is based on azelaic acid and fish oil (the active ingredients of Finacea and Fish oil, respectively). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs or brand names) are also considered.

What is Finacea?

Finacea has active ingredients of azelaic acid. It is often used in rosacea. Check the latest outcomes from 1,186 Finacea users, or browse all drugs.

What is Fish oil?

Fish oil has active ingredients of fish oil. It is often used in high blood cholesterol. Check the latest outcomes from 56,018 Fish oil users, or browse all drugs.

How to use the study?

Patients can bring a copy of the report to their healthcare provider to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood. It is recommended that patients use the information presented as a part of a broader decision-making process.

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On Feb, 11, 2019

64,220 people who take Finacea and Fish oil are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Finacea vs Fish oil drug comparison reports.

Drugs in this study:

  • Fish Oil (fish oil)
  • Finacea (azelaic acid)

Most common side effects:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  3. Drug Ineffective
  4. Pain
  5. Headache (pain in head)
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Dizziness
  8. Dyspnoea (difficult or laboured respiration)
  9. Flushing (the warm, red condition of human skin)
  10. Arthralgia (joint pain)
Fish Oil:
  1. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  2. Drug Ineffective
  3. Burning Sensation
  4. Rash
  5. Pruritus (severe itching of the skin)
  6. Pain
  7. Dry Skin
  8. Skin Irritation
  9. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Most common side effects experienced by people in long term use:

  1. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)
  2. Anxiety
  3. Hypertension (high blood pressure)
  4. Femur Fracture
  5. Fall
  6. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  7. Dizziness
  8. Depression
  9. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  10. Constipation
Fish Oil:
  1. Depression
  2. Anxiety
  3. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  4. Erythema (redness of the skin)
  5. Bruxism (habitual grinding of the teeth, typically during sleep)
  6. Hyperphagia (an abnormal appetite for food)
  7. Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body)
  8. Disturbance In Attention
  9. Pathological Gambling
  10. Rash

Drug effectiveness:

  • not at all: 4.53 %
  • somewhat: 30.92 %
  • moderate: 38.47 %
  • high: 20.19 %
  • very high: 5.88 %
Fish Oil:
  • not at all: 6.25 %
  • somewhat: 31.25 %
  • moderate: 6.25 %
  • high: 37.5 %
  • very high: 18.75 %

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