Review: could Fluoxetine cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?
Summary: Shingles is found among people who take Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Gabapentin, and have Depression.
We study 26,451 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 has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from 28,164 Fluoxetine 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 22,699 Shingles patients)
On Feb, 23, 2015: 26,451 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 48 people (0.18%) have Shingles.
Time on Fluoxetine when people have Shingles * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine * :
Severity of Shingles when taking Fluoxetine ** :
How people recovered from Shingles ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Depression (10 people, 20.83%)
- Pain (7 people, 14.58%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (5 people, 10.42%)
- Relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (4 people, 8.33%)
- Muscle spasticity (3 people, 6.25%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Gabapentin (20 people, 41.67%)
- Potassium chloride (18 people, 37.50%)
- Furosemide (18 people, 37.50%)
- Prednisone (17 people, 35.42%)
- Vicodin (17 people, 35.42%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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