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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

Depo-medrol has active ingredients of methylprednisolone acetate. It is often used in birth control. (latest outcomes from Depo-medrol 2,181 users)

Herpes zoster

Herpes zoster has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Herpes zoster 22,684 patients)

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.

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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