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Review: could Fluoxetine cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

We study 26,387 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 28,077 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 116,815 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 22, 2014: 26,387 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine. Among them, 48 people (0.18%) have Shingles.

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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