Could Coumadin cause Shingles - from FDA reports


Summary

Shingles is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aredia, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 98,391 people who have side effects while taking Coumadin from FDA. Among them, 564 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Coumadin

Coumadin has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from Coumadin 103,624 users)

Shingles

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 36,811 Shingles patients).

On Nov, 17, 2016

98,391 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 564 people (0.57%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Shingles?

Time on Coumadin when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 40 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 40 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Coumadin *:

  • female: 59.52 %
  • male: 40.48 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Coumadin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.46 %
  • 10-19: 0.23 %
  • 20-29: 0.46 %
  • 30-39: 0.91 %
  • 40-49: 14.38 %
  • 50-59: 25.57 %
  • 60+: 57.99 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (220 people, 39.01%)
  • Zometa (206 people, 36.52%)
  • Decadron (118 people, 20.92%)
  • Lasix (107 people, 18.97%)
  • Levaquin (103 people, 18.26%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Coumadin, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Myeloma (106 people, 18.79%)
  • Osteoporosis (67 people, 11.88%)
  • Pain (55 people, 9.75%)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (48 people, 8.51%)
  • Depression (39 people, 6.91%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (250 people, 44.33%)
  • Stress And Anxiety (214 people, 37.94%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (197 people, 34.93%)
  • Weakness (189 people, 33.51%)
  • Fatigue (188 people, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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