Review: could Coumadin cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?
Summary: Shingles is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Multiple myeloma. We study 72,237 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 has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 75,118 Coumadin users)
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 22,710 Shingles patients)
On May, 1, 2015: 72,234 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin. Among them, 433 people (0.60%) have Shingles.
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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