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Review: could Abreva cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

Summary: Shingles is reported only by a few people who take Abreva.

We study 7,423 people who have side effects while taking Abreva from FDA and social media. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Abreva

Abreva has active ingredients of docosanol. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). (latest outcomes from 7,426 Abreva users)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 22,699 Shingles patients)

On Feb, 26, 2015: 7,423 people reported to have side effects when taking Abreva. Among them, 1 people (0.01%) has Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in Abreva reports

Time on Abreva when people have Shingles * :

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Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Abreva * :

FemaleMale
Shingles100.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Abreva * :

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Severity of Shingles when taking Abreva ** :

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How people recovered from Shingles ** :

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Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Herpes zoster (1 people, 100.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Denavir (1 people, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Tardive dyskinesia and shingles
    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
    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.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (3 days ago):

  • Just wondering if I can take these together and if st johns wort will help also

    Reply

    zombiechef on Feb, 5, 2015:

    I read somewhere, not to take organics or vitamins when taking certain drugs. some ingredient (usually. not listed.) don't mix well.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months 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

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