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Review: could Depo-medrol cause Herpes zoster?

We study 2,145 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

Depo-medrol (latest outcomes from 2,180 users) has active ingredients of methylprednisolone acetate. It is often used in birth control.

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster (latest reports from 116,485 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Jul, 21, 2014: 2,144 people reported to have side effects when taking Depo-medrol. Among them, 31 people (1.45%) have Herpes Zoster. They amount to 0.03% of all the 116,476 people who have Herpes Zoster on eHealthMe.

Trend of Herpes zoster in Depo-medrol reports

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

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Herpes zoster0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Herpes zoster0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%6.67%33.33%3.33%56.67%

Severity of Herpes zoster when taking Depo-medrol ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Herpes zoster ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Eczema (10 people, 32.26%)
  2. Pain (7 people, 22.58%)
  3. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (1 people, 3.23%)
  4. Osteoporosis (1 people, 3.23%)
  5. Arthritis (1 people, 3.23%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (24 people, 77.42%)
  2. Zometa (24 people, 77.42%)
  3. Coumadin (18 people, 58.06%)
  4. Flonase (17 people, 54.84%)
  5. Ativan (17 people, 54.84%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • Never missed or had a late period in my life. Received 2 injections of depo medrol into joint of great toe, each was 1cc. Trying to figure out if this is a side effect or if I'm pregnant. Period was due 4 days ago.

    Reply

  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • This is my 2nd day yesterday 18mg and today 12mg and no relieve

    Reply

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