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Would you have Thrombocytopenia when you have Herpes zoster?





Summary: Thrombocytopenia is found among people with Herpes zoster, especially people who are male, 30-39 old, also have Pain, and take medication Valtrex.

We study 60 people who have Thrombocytopenia and Herpes zoster from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster can be treated by Valtrex, Acyclovir, Gabapentin, Lyrica, Valacyclovir, Valacyclovir Hydrochloride. (latest reports from Herpes Zoster 22,684 patients)

Thrombocytopenia

Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood) has been reported by people with multiple myeloma, high blood pressure, preventive health care, idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, pain.(latest reports from Thrombocytopenia 57,565 patients)

On Nov, 30, 2014: 60 people who have herpes zoster and Thrombocytopenia are studied.

Trend of Thrombocytopenia in herpes zoster reports

Gender of people who have herpes zoster and experienced Thrombocytopenia * :

FemaleMale
Thrombocytopenia41.43%58.57%

Age of people who have herpes zoster and experienced Thrombocytopenia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Thrombocytopenia0.00%0.00%0.00%4.55%4.55%0.00%9.09%81.82%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pain (13 people, 21.67%)
  2. Prophylaxis (13 people, 21.67%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (10 people, 16.67%)
  4. Multiple myeloma (10 people, 16.67%)
  5. Emphysema (9 people, 15.00%)
  6. Cerebral infarction (8 people, 13.33%)
  7. Hyperlipidaemia (8 people, 13.33%)
  8. Blister (7 people, 11.67%)
  9. Lymphoma (6 people, 10.00%)
  10. Cancer pain (6 people, 10.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Valtrex (27 people, 45.00%)
  2. Acyclovir (24 people, 40.00%)
  3. Pravastatin sodium (14 people, 23.33%)
  4. Famotidine (12 people, 20.00%)
  5. Aspirin (12 people, 20.00%)
  6. Dexamethasone (11 people, 18.33%)
  7. Clarithromycin (9 people, 15.00%)
  8. Theophylline (9 people, 15.00%)
  9. Diclofenac sodium (9 people, 15.00%)
  10. Glimepiride (8 people, 13.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Can you answer these questions (Ask a question):

  • Can i use marijuana and valacyclovir hcl for shingles? interaction
    (Asked by a 54 year old woman who has Shingles)
    I have just found out that I have shingles. I am very nervous about this. I am wondering if I can have a glass of wine or smoke marijuana and what the interaction is. I have been prescribed Valacyclovir HCL. Thank you.
  • Prolia injection, then 6-8 weeks following, shingles and uti
    (Asked by a 74 year old woman who has Herpes Zoster, and takes Prolia)
    First Prolia injection December, 2011, followed by Prolia injection every six months, last injection January, 2014. Developed Shingles late February 2012; still have constant pain, constant itching, 6 to 8 weeks following injection UTI. This past weekend has been the weekend from HELL.........lower abdomen pain, UTI symptoms, antibiotic not helpful at this time. Plan to contact Doctor in am.
  • Can shingles result in unilateral ptosis, ear pain and swallowing issues? i get recurring shingles on my face every 2 or 3 weeks.
    (Asked by a 45 year old woman who has Shingles)
    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.
  • Severe leg pain with waling or movement also weakness is this related to tendon damage from valacyclovir?
    (Asked by a 70 year old woman who has Shingles, and takes Valacyclovir)
    Also taking oral transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate for intrapped femerol nerve from

    pelvic bone lesions. Many allergies to medications
  • I have shingles. been on valacyclovir 500mg, 6 pills daily, for 5 days, and haven't noticed any imrovement. is this normal?
    (Asked by a 39 year old man who has Herpes Zoster, and takes Valacyclovir)
    Was diagnosed with shingles 5 days ago, but about a week after the first signs, which, at the time, I didn't know were early shingles signs. They started with a dull aching pain on the right side of my abdomen, followed a few days later by the gradual appearance of rash. About 4 days after rash started developing I went to the doctor, 'cause things weren't getting any better - only worse. It was then I was diagnosed promptly with shingles and put promptly on 500mg valacyclovir which I started taking right away. (2 pills, 3 times daily). Since then I badly injured my left hand at work, requiring stitches, so I'm thinking that could be compromising my body's ability to fight the virus. I'm also prone to stress and anxiety. Hand is healing nicely, but the shingles pain and rash continue as I type this. Also, just over the last 2 hours approx., I've begun to feel spasm-like pain around my right shoulder blade. Any explanation for that? Typed Saturday Sept. 21, '13 circa 8 PM

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  • Tardive dyskinesia and shingles
    (Posted by a 50 year old woman who has Shingles, Tardive Dyskinesia)
    I have always been hypersensitive to drugs. I have multiple allergies which have in some cases caused anaphylaxis. I developed Tardive Dyskinesia after being on Geodone for five days. (stopped geodon immediately after manifestation of symptoms) The symptoms began on the third day. I have managed to keep the Tardive Dyskinesia under control or to a few ticks finding my triggers and avoiding them. Like Caffeine, stress, and anxiety. I also had physical therapy and joined a gym. I also take an herbal supplement Relax and Sleep (4 yrs now) which helps a great deal. Recently, I developed shingles. The pain was unbearable and for some reason it triggered or aggravated Tardive Dyskinesia. I've been having inner tremors ever since and have had two bouts of Tardive Dyskinesia that borders on violent. I look like I'm having a seizure or Parkinsons. I always feel it coming on before it strikes. My chest muscles tighten and my arms and body are tense but I'm constantly moving. I can't speak and have difficulty walking when it occurs. My legs feel like weights. My face twitches, my eye winks and I can't swallow. Relax and sleep by natures made has been a life saver. It has melatonin, valerian root and chamomile. As a matter a fact I was in remission for a year. I only had subtle movements. I posted the discovery on youtube and other people have reported improvements. Mainly I wanted to know if the shingles triggered this episode because it effects the nerves? My grandmother developed alzheimer's late in life. I'm 49 years of age. Something is wrong. I can feel it.
  • Valtrex and warfarin
    (Posted by a 89 year old man who has Shingles, and takes Warfarin Sodium, Valtrex)
    Valtrex was prescribed to be taken every 8 hours. After 4 doses I became extremely cold while outside temperature is 80 degrees and also quite dizzy. I also take 5 mg. of warfarin daily. Although the herpes condition is not fully cleared, I plan to stop Valtrex. I believe the mix has caused my INR to rise too high. ny comments ? Its Sunday. No need to say more.
  • Niacin induced thrombocytopena
    (Posted by a 56 year old man who has Thrombocytopenia, ESRD, and takes Niacin)
    On peritoneal dialysis, 40mg Lipitor and 3000mg Niaspan. Platelets decreased to 12 and residual renal function fell off a cliff. Examination of patient's records for 10+ years showed long term platelet decline. Niaspan discontinued, platelets recovered to 120-200 (varies depending on sample) and some residual renal function returned.

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