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Review: could Depo-medrol cause Herpes zoster?
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 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Eczema.
We study 2,146 people who have side effects while taking Depo-medrol from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Herpes zoster. Find out below who they are, when they have Herpes zoster and more.
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Depo-medrol (latest outcomes from 2,181 users) has active ingredients of methylprednisolone acetate. It is often used in birth control.
Herpes zoster (latest reports from 22,684 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.
On Nov, 25, 2014: 2,146 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-medrol. Among them, 31 people (1.44%) have Herpes Zoster.
Time on Depo-medrol when people have Herpes zoster * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Herpes zoster||0.00%||100.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00% |
Age of people who have Herpes zoster when taking Depo-medrol * :
|Herpes zoster||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||6.67%||33.33%||3.33%||56.67% |
Severity of Herpes zoster when taking Depo-medrol ** :
How people recovered from Herpes zoster ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Eczema (10 people, 32.26%)
- Pain (7 people, 22.58%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 3.23%)
- Osteoporosis (1 people, 3.23%)
- Arthritis (1 people, 3.23%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aredia (24 people, 77.42%)
- Zometa (24 people, 77.42%)
- Coumadin (18 people, 58.06%)
- Flonase (17 people, 54.84%)
- Ativan (17 people, 54.84%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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