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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 High blood pressure, 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 13,649 Gout patients)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 22,689 Shingles patients)

On Jan, 24, 2015: 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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  • Two weeks after taking a total of 8mg of colchicine over 24 hrs for acute gout, subject who is otherwise very healthy developed herpes zoster in left T4 posterior primary ramus distribution. It is postulated that colchicine may affect the mechanism of transport and immune control of the virus in the nerve axon.

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