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Review: could Doxycycline cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 12,043 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.

Get connected: join a mobile support group for people who take Doxycycline and have Shingles >>>

Doxycycline

Doxycycline (latest outcomes from 13,658 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 117,184 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 12,043 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Brigmar on Oct, 9, 2014:

    I'm a 50 year old female and I had often heart burn and I did the orilosec cure for 2 weeks, another week later I was diagnosed with the shingles they should write this on package.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 weeks ago):

  • I have taken this for a weak. At first, a piercing headache and light sensitivity, and now really bad bloating and gas.

    Reply

  • From this study (1 month ago):

  • Sweat from armpits. Within an hour my sweat patches can be as round as a clenched fist, maybe abit more

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