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Would you have Shingles (Herpes zoster) when you have Gout?





Summary: Shingles is found among people with Gout, especially people who are male, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take medication Allopurinol.

We study 22 people who have Shingles (Herpes zoster) and Gout from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Gout

Gout (uric acid crystals building up in the body) can be treated by Allopurinol, Colchicine, Indomethacin, Uloric, Colcrys, Indocin. (latest reports from Gout 12,602 patients)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Shingles 22,298 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 22 people who have gout and Shingles are studied.

Trend of Shingles in gout reports

Gender of people who have gout and experienced Shingles * :

FemaleMale
Shingles4.00%96.00%

Age of people who have gout and experienced Shingles * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%24.00%8.00%68.00%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shingles0.00%50.00%50.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (13 people, 59.09%)
  2. Dyslipidaemia (6 people, 27.27%)
  3. Anxiety (5 people, 22.73%)
  4. Osteoarthritis (5 people, 22.73%)
  5. Oesophageal disorder (5 people, 22.73%)
  6. Parophthalmia (5 people, 22.73%)
  7. Herpes zoster (5 people, 22.73%)
  8. Blood pressure abnormal (3 people, 13.64%)
  9. Pain (3 people, 13.64%)
  10. Peripheral vascular disorder (2 people, 9.09%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Allopurinol (20 people, 90.91%)
  2. Lisinopril (12 people, 54.55%)
  3. Aspirin (9 people, 40.91%)
  4. Cialis (7 people, 31.82%)
  5. Indomethacin (6 people, 27.27%)
  6. Simcor (6 people, 27.27%)
  7. Tricor (6 people, 27.27%)
  8. Niaspan (6 people, 27.27%)
  9. Valtrex (5 people, 22.73%)
  10. Celebrex (5 people, 22.73%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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  • Can shingles result in unilateral ptosis, ear pain and swallowing issues? i get recurring shingles on my face every 2 or 3 weeks.
    I have recurring shingles on my forehead and jaw about every 3 weeks on the right side for the last 15 years. Over the last year I've developed unilateral partial ptosis, sensor I neural hearing loss with ear pain and a sort of delay in swallowing all on the opposite side. I am wondering if they are related as the eyelid seems to be more aggravated when I have a breakout.
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  • Females on diovan developing gout? (1 answer)
    I recently suffered a gout attack for the first time in my life. I am 55, female and have no history of this condition in my family.



    About a year ago my husband and I moved and my new doctor put me on this medication for pre-hypertension.



    I have read mounting evidence that one major side effect of Diovan is elevated uric acid in the blood, which in turn can cause gout.



    It was so incredibly painful that I never want to suffer a recurrence, but I don't want to take allopurinol as a preventive measure, as I have had two friends develop movement disorders (Parkinsons and dystonia) after taking it.



    I would much rather find another effective blood pressure medication that doesn't cause gout. Anyone successfully switched medication?
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