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Review: could Parkinson's disease cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 15,946 people who have Parkinson's disease from FDA and social media. Among them, 10 have Shingles (Herpes zoster). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Parkinson's disease

Parkinson's disease (latest reports from 59,498 patients) can be treated by Sinemet, Carbidopa And Levodopa, Azilect, Sinemet Cr, Mirapex, Amantadine Hydrochloride.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 117,184 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 25, 2014: 15,946 people who have parkinson's disease are studied. Among them, 10 (0.06%) have Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in parkinson's disease reports

Gender of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Shingles * :

FemaleMale
Shingles41.67%58.33%

Age of people who have parkinson's disease and experienced Shingles * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%28.57%85.71%

Severity of the symptom * :

n/a

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Herpes zoster (3 people, 30.00%)
  2. Depression (2 people, 20.00%)
  3. Nasal decongestion therapy (2 people, 20.00%)
  4. Pain management (2 people, 20.00%)
  5. Arthralgia (2 people, 20.00%)
  6. Back pain (2 people, 20.00%)
  7. Gastric disorder (2 people, 20.00%)
  8. Osteoporosis (2 people, 20.00%)
  9. Blood pressure (2 people, 20.00%)
  10. Myasthenia gravis (2 people, 20.00%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Sinemet (5 people, 50.00%)
  2. Lansoprazole (4 people, 40.00%)
  3. Clopidogrel (4 people, 40.00%)
  4. Valtrex (3 people, 30.00%)
  5. Folic acid (2 people, 20.00%)
  6. Lorazepam (2 people, 20.00%)
  7. Ranitidine (2 people, 20.00%)
  8. Ketoconazole (2 people, 20.00%)
  9. Temazepam (2 people, 20.00%)
  10. Rivastigmine (2 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Brigmar on Oct, 9, 2014:

    I'm a 50 year old female and I had often heart burn and I did the orilosec cure for 2 weeks, another week later I was diagnosed with the shingles they should write this on package.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • My neurologist has prescribed Selegiline for early stage Parkinson's disease. The neurologist assures me they often prescribed Selegiline with Prozac and Anafranil. My pharmacist has expressed concern about these drug combinations.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • hammertoes, great difficulty walking

    Reply

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