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Review: could Doxycycline cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?





Summary: Shingles is found among people who take Doxycycline, especially for people who are male, 50-59 old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Hypertension.

We study 12,059 people who have side effects while taking Doxycycline from FDA and social media. Among them, 119 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

You are not alone: join a mobile support group for people who take Doxycycline and have Shingles >>>

Doxycycline

Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from Doxycycline 13,674 users)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Shingles 22,298 patients)

On Nov, 25, 2014: 12,053 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 119 people (0.99%) have Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in Doxycycline reports

Time on Doxycycline when people have Shingles * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shingles100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Doxycycline * :

FemaleMale
Shingles40.68%59.32%

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Doxycycline * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%6.31%2.70%0.00%45.95%45.05%

Severity of Shingles when taking Doxycycline ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shingles ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Hypertension (20 people, 16.81%)
  2. Multiple myeloma (9 people, 7.56%)
  3. Prostate cancer (9 people, 7.56%)
  4. Metastases to bone (9 people, 7.56%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (7 people, 5.88%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (80 people, 67.23%)
  2. Aspirin (41 people, 34.45%)
  3. Ativan (39 people, 32.77%)
  4. Prilosec (39 people, 32.77%)
  5. Aredia (36 people, 30.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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