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 High blood pressure.
We study 12,094 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.
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Doxycycline has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne. (latest outcomes from 13,709 Doxycycline users)
Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 22,710 Shingles patients)
On Apr, 26, 2015: 12,094 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 119 people (0.98%) have Shingles.
Time on Doxycycline when people have Shingles * :
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Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Doxycycline * :
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Doxycycline * :
Severity of Shingles when taking Doxycycline ** :
How people recovered from Shingles ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Hypertension (20 people, 16.81%)
- Multiple myeloma (9 people, 7.56%)
- Prostate cancer (9 people, 7.56%)
- Metastases to bone (9 people, 7.56%)
- Atrial fibrillation (7 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (80 people, 67.23%)
- Aspirin (41 people, 34.45%)
- Ativan (39 people, 32.77%)
- Prilosec (39 people, 32.77%)
- Aredia (36 people, 30.25%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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- A study of drug interactions between Bactrim Ds, Doxycycline Hyclate, Tylenol W/ Codeine No. 3, Tri-sprintec, Adderall 10, Adderall 20 for a 24-year old woman with Infection, Pain, Birth Control, Adhd. The patient has Lightheadedness - Dizzy, Abdominal Cramps, Nausea, Hot Flush
- A study of side effects of Doxycycline Hyclate for a 42-year old woman with Rosacea. The patient has Feeding - Lack Of Interest
- A study of side effects of Doxycycline for a 63-year old man with Bronchitis. The patient has Anxiety
- A study of drug interactions between Doxycycline, Naproxen, Methocarbamol, Crestor, Lasix, Bi-sifrol, Cymbalta for a 63-year old woman with Infection, Inflammatory Pain, Muscle Relaxer, High Blood Cholesterol And Triglycerides, Edema, Restless Leg Syndrome, Depression. The patient has Itching, Rash On Leg And Arm, Severe Edema, Groin Pain
Recent Doxycycline related drug comparison:
NOTE: The study is based on active ingredients and brand name. Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are NOT considered.
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