Abreva and Shingles - from FDA reports


Shingles is reported only by a few people who take Abreva. We study 12,165 people who have side effects while taking Abreva from FDA. Among them, 1 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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On May, 05, 2017

12,165 people reported to have side effects when taking Abreva.
Among them, 1 person (0.01%) has Shingles

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Abreva cause Shingles?

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Abreva *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Denavir (1 person, 100.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fever (1 person, 100.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Do you have Shingles when taking Abreva?


Abreva has active ingredients of docosanol. It is often used in herpes labialis (oral herpes simplex). (latest outcomes from Abreva 12,172 users)


Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, crohn's disease (latest reports from 39,254 Shingles patients).

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