Fluoxetine and Shingles - from FDA reports
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. This review analyzes which people have Shingles with Fluoxetine. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 43,260 people who have side effects when taking Fluoxetine from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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On May, 04, 2017
43,260 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 85 people (0.2%) have Shingles
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Fluoxetine when people have Shingles *:
- < 1 month: 100 %
- 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
- 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
- 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
- 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
- 10+ years: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine *:
- female: 79.52 %
- male: 20.48 %
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 1.39 %
- 20-29: 4.17 %
- 30-39: 6.94 %
- 40-49: 16.67 %
- 50-59: 23.61 %
- 60+: 47.22 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (17 people, 20.00%)
- Pain (11 people, 12.94%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (8 people, 9.41%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 9.41%)
- High Blood Cholesterol (5 people, 5.88%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Gabapentin (25 people, 29.41%)
- Furosemide (21 people, 24.71%)
- Prednisone (20 people, 23.53%)
- Prozac (19 people, 22.35%)
- Lasix (19 people, 22.35%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fall (26 people, 30.59%)
- Back Pain (23 people, 27.06%)
- Pain (22 people, 25.88%)
- Pain In Extremity (21 people, 24.71%)
- Insomnia (21 people, 24.71%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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Do you have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine?
Fluoxetine has active ingredients of fluoxetine hydrochloride. It is often used in depression. (latest outcomes from Fluoxetine 46,470 users)
Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, crohn's disease (latest reports from 39,254 Shingles patients).
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