Review: could Gout cause Shingles?
(By eHealthMe on Mar, 6, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.5/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 7,011 people who have Gout. Among them, 22 experience Shingles (Herpes zoster). See who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Gout (latest reports from 53,997 patients) is typically treated by Allopurinol, Colchicine, Indomethacin, Uloric, Colcrys, Indocin.
Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 112,900 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure.
On Mar, 6, 2014: 7,008 people who have gout are studied. Among them, 22 (0.31%) have Shingles.
Gender of people who have gout and experienced Shingles * :
Age of people who have gout and experienced Shingles * :
Severity of the symptom * :
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Top co-existing conditions for these people * :
- Hypertension (13 people, 59.09%)
- Dyslipidaemia (6 people, 27.27%)
- Oesophageal disorder (5 people, 22.73%)
- Anxiety (5 people, 22.73%)
- Parophthalmia (5 people, 22.73%)
- Herpes zoster (5 people, 22.73%)
- Osteoarthritis (5 people, 22.73%)
- Blood pressure abnormal (3 people, 13.64%)
- Blood pressure (3 people, 13.64%)
- Pain (3 people, 13.64%)
Most common drugs used by these people * :
- Allopurinol (20 people, 90.91%)
- Lisinopril (12 people, 54.55%)
- Aspirin (9 people, 40.91%)
- Cialis (7 people, 31.82%)
- Indomethacin (6 people, 27.27%)
- Simcor (6 people, 27.27%)
- Tricor (6 people, 27.27%)
- Niaspan (6 people, 27.27%)
- Alprazolam (5 people, 22.73%)
- Valtrex (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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