Review: could Abreva cause Shingles?


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. Among them, 1 have Shingles. 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 simplex. (latest outcomes from Abreva 7,426 users)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with renal failure acute, weakness, drowsiness, speech impairment (adult), depressed level of consciousness (latest reports from 22,009 Shingles patients).

On Jul, 22, 2016

7,423 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 conditions involved for these people *:

  • Herpes Zoster (1 person)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Denavir (1 person)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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