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Review: could Fluoxetine cause Shingles?

We study 26,353 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 48 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Fluoxetine

Fluoxetine (latest outcomes from 28,040 users) has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,544 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Jul, 19, 2014: 26,347 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 48 people (0.18%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.04% of all the 116,476 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shingles in Fluoxetine reports

Time on Fluoxetine 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%

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%6.98%2.33%13.95%20.93%55.81%

Severity of Shingles when taking Fluoxetine ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shingles ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Depression (10 people, 20.83%)
  2. Pain (7 people, 14.58%)
  3. Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 10.42%)
  4. Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (4 people, 8.33%)
  5. Muscle spasticity (3 people, 6.25%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Gabapentin (20 people, 41.67%)
  2. Potassium chloride (18 people, 37.50%)
  3. Furosemide (18 people, 37.50%)
  4. Prednisone (17 people, 35.42%)
  5. Vicodin (17 people, 35.42%)

* 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 (7 hours ago):

  • Understandably many of these medications/conditions can cause sweating, but I am suffering from generalized sweating upper body chest and head more than under arms or hands or feet. Not localized. Does the androjel if applied to areas of the chest have a 'pore plugging' effect? I feel a film on my skin ~24 hours after application of androjel. When applied to other areas of body, abdomen, the sweating is more severe on chest and shoulders. Thyroid is under control, free testosterone is low normal, Vyvanse is morning only. Tramadol is 50mg qam and prn in late day not more that 3 tablets per day. Fluoxetine is 60mg qam. Not sure if I should consult my endocrinologist or dermatologis for this sweating issue? Is it drug (probably) or something else that is not easily diagnosed because of the drugs that are commonly associated with heavy sweating?
    I am a medical professional. Not common man. I have understanding of neuro chemical process and feedback in the body. What questions should be asked so as to not have serious conditions overlooked by obvious issues that might mask.

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