Review: could Coumadin cause Shingles?
Summary: Shingles could be caused by Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take Aredia, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 72,161 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA and social media. Among them, 433 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.
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Coumadin (latest outcomes from 75,036 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.
Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 115,335 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.
On Apr, 9, 2014: 71,836 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 433 people (0.60%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.38% of all the 115,162 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.
Time on Coumadin when people have Shingles * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Coumadin * :
Severity of Shingles when taking Coumadin ** :
How people recovered from Shingles ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (93 people, 21.48%)
- Osteoporosis (69 people, 15.94%)
- Pain (47 people, 10.85%)
- Metastases to bone (36 people, 8.31%)
- Depression (33 people, 7.62%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aredia (223 people, 51.50%)
- Zometa (210 people, 48.50%)
- Aspirin (129 people, 29.79%)
- Decadron (116 people, 26.79%)
- Multi-vitamins (102 people, 23.56%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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