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 . We study 40,566 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA. Among them, 79 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 Fluoxetine 43,680 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 36,827 Shingles patients).
On Jan, 27, 2017
40,566 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 79 people (0.19%) 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: 80.52 %
- male: 19.48 %
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
- 20-29: 4.48 %
- 30-39: 7.46 %
- 40-49: 16.42 %
- 50-59: 22.39 %
- 60+: 49.25 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Depression (16 people, 20.25%)
- Pain (11 people, 13.92%)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (8 people, 10.13%)
- Multiple Sclerosis (8 people, 10.13%)
- Stress And Anxiety (4 people, 5.06%)
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Gabapentin (25 people, 31.65%)
- Furosemide (21 people, 26.58%)
- Prednisone (20 people, 25.32%)
- Vicodin (18 people, 22.78%)
- Lasix (18 people, 22.78%)
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Fall (25 people, 31.65%)
- Pain In Extremity (21 people, 26.58%)
- Pain (21 people, 26.58%)
- Insomnia (21 people, 26.58%)
- Back Pain (21 people, 26.58%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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