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Review: could Shingles cause Nausea?

Summary: Nausea could be caused by Shingles, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, also have Hypertension, and take Valtrex.

We study 6,542 people who have Shingles from FDA and social media. Among them, 578 have Nausea. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

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Shingles

Shingles (latest reports from 115,366 patients) are typically treated by Valtrex, Acyclovir, Gabapentin, Lyrica, Valacyclovir, Valacyclovir Hydrochloride.

Nausea

Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit) (latest reports from 1,909,215 patients) has been reported by people with type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, quit smoking, depression, pain.

On Apr, 11, 2014: 6,538 people who have shingles are studied. Among them, 578 (8.84%) have Nausea. They amount to 0.03% of all the 1,906,980 people who have Nausea on eHealthMe.

Trend of Nausea in shingles reports

Gender of people who have shingles and experienced Nausea * :

FemaleMale
Nausea73.82%26.18%

Age of people who have shingles and experienced Nausea * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Nausea0.00%0.00%1.68%2.44%2.74%7.01%14.02%72.26%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Nausea0.00%60.00%40.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (158 people, 27.34%)
  2. Pain (62 people, 10.73%)
  3. Diabetes mellitus (30 people, 5.19%)
  4. Insomnia (25 people, 4.33%)
  5. Gastritis (16 people, 2.77%)
  6. Constipation (15 people, 2.60%)
  7. Fibromyalgia (15 people, 2.60%)
  8. Prophylaxis (13 people, 2.25%)
  9. Neuropathy peripheral (12 people, 2.08%)
  10. Asthma (12 people, 2.08%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Valtrex (471 people, 81.49%)
  2. Zovirax (100 people, 17.30%)
  3. Lyrica (85 people, 14.71%)
  4. Aspirin (55 people, 9.52%)
  5. Acyclovir (51 people, 8.82%)
  6. Voltaren (44 people, 7.61%)
  7. Norvasc (44 people, 7.61%)
  8. Amlodipine besylate (43 people, 7.44%)
  9. Furosemide (43 people, 7.44%)
  10. Famvir (41 people, 7.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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