Would you have Shingles when you have Gout?


Shingles is found among people with Gout, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, take medication Allopurinol and have Hypertension. We study 53 people who have Shingles 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 (uric acid crystals building up in the body) can be treated by Allopurinol, Indomethacin, Uloric, Colcrys, Indocin (latest reports from 22,832 Gout patients)


Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, crohn's disease (latest reports from 36,803 Shingles patients).

On Oct, 23, 2016

53 people who have Gout and Shingles are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Would you have Shingles when you have Gout?

Gender of people who have Gout and experience Shingles *:

  • female: 32.65 %
  • male: 67.35 %

Age of people who have Gout and experience Shingles *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 17.02 %
  • 50-59: 8.51 %
  • 60+: 74.47 %

Severity of Shingles *:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 50 %
  • severe: 50 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  • Hypertension (22 people, 41.51%)
  • Anxiety (8 people, 15.09%)
  • Myelofibrosis (7 people, 13.21%)
  • Diabetes Mellitus (7 people, 13.21%)
  • Depression (7 people, 13.21%)

Most common drugs for these people *:

  • Allopurinol (22 people, 41.51%)
  • Allopurinol. (16 people, 30.19%)
  • Vitamin D (10 people, 18.87%)
  • Lisinopril (10 people, 18.87%)
  • Humira (9 people, 16.98%)

Top symptoms for these people *:

  • Pruritus (9 people, 16.98%)
  • Pneumonia (9 people, 16.98%)
  • Oedema Peripheral (9 people, 16.98%)
  • Dyspnoea (9 people, 16.98%)
  • Gastroenteritis Viral (8 people, 15.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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