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Review: could Doxycycline cause Shingles?

We study 12,024 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

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,634 users) has active ingredients of doxycycline hyclate. It is often used in acne.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,940 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Aug, 11, 2014: 12,022 people reported to have side effects when taking Doxycycline. Among them, 119 people (0.99%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.10% of all the 116,931 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

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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