Depo-medrol and Herpes zoster - from FDA reports


Summary

Herpes zoster is found among people who take Depo-Medrol, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 6 - 12 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Eczema . We study 2,987 people who have side effects while taking Depo-medrol from FDA. Among them, 36 have Herpes zoster. Find out below who they are, when they have Herpes zoster and more.

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Depo-medrol

Depo-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Depo-medrol 3,066 users)

Herpes Zoster

Herpes zoster has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, crohn's disease (latest reports from 36,832 Herpes zoster patients).

On Feb, 19, 2017

2,987 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-medrol.
Among them, 36 people (1.21%) have Herpes Zoster


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Depo-medrol cause Herpes zoster?

Time on Depo-medrol when people have Herpes Zoster *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 50 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Herpes Zoster when taking Depo-medrol *:

  • female: 65.71 %
  • male: 34.29 %

Age of people who have Herpes Zoster when taking Depo-medrol *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 8.82 %
  • 40-49: 35.29 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 55.88 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Eczema (11 people, 30.56%)
  • Pain (9 people, 25.00%)
  • Osteoporosis (3 people, 8.33%)
  • Asthma (2 people, 5.56%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (1 person, 2.78%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (26 people, 72.22%)
  • Aredia (26 people, 72.22%)
  • Flonase (21 people, 58.33%)
  • Prevacid (20 people, 55.56%)
  • Coumadin (18 people, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Fatigue (29 people, 80.56%)
  • Depression (26 people, 72.22%)
  • Cough (25 people, 69.44%)
  • Pain (23 people, 63.89%)
  • Fever (22 people, 61.11%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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