Review: could Fluoxetine cause Shingles?


Shingles is found among people who take Fluoxetine, especially for people who are female, 60+ old also take medication Furosemide, and have Depression . We study 31,629 people who have side effects while taking Fluoxetine from FDA and social media. Among them, 60 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 43,646 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 36,808 Shingles patients).

On Nov, 21, 2016

31,629 people reported to have side effects when taking Fluoxetine.
Among them, 60 people (0.19%) have Shingles

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Fluoxetine cause Shingles?

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • female: 79.31 %
  • male: 20.69 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Fluoxetine *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 4 %
  • 30-39: 10 %
  • 40-49: 12 %
  • 50-59: 24 %
  • 60+: 50 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Gabapentin (19 people, 31.67%)
  • Furosemide (19 people, 31.67%)
  • Prozac (17 people, 28.33%)
  • Prednisone (16 people, 26.67%)
  • Lasix (16 people, 26.67%)

Forecasts by (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Fluoxetine, learn more)

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Multiple Sclerosis (7 people, 11.67%)
  • Pain (6 people, 10.00%)
  • High Blood Cholesterol (4 people, 6.67%)
  • Gastrooesophageal Reflux Disease (4 people, 6.67%)
  • Preventive Health Care (3 people, 5.00%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Fall (19 people, 31.67%)
  • Back Pain (18 people, 30.00%)
  • Pain (17 people, 28.33%)
  • Pain In Extremity (16 people, 26.67%)
  • Anaemia (16 people, 26.67%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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