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Review: could Abreva cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

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

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,638 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Sep, 18, 2014: 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 * :

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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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  • I was taking prednisone for an allergic reaction. I had severe hives with itching and was hospitalized and put on prednisone 60 milligrams a day and tappered down 6 days after being in hospital, in the hospital I noticed blisters on the back of my right leg and I thought it was part of my allergic reaction. I was on prednisone for about a month, on a tapering dose until I was down to 5 milligrams then I finished drug and the burning and red blistering rash were and are oozing now. I keep my rash covered and cleaned constantly with ointment and I'm taking keflex for virus. Is it going to get better ?

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On eHealthMe, Abreva (docosanol) is often used for herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). Find out below the conditions Abreva is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.

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