Review: could Ketoconazole cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?
Summary: Shingles is found among people who take Ketoconazole, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Aredia, and have Breast cancer.
We study 2,533 people who have side effects while taking Ketoconazole from FDA and social media. Among them, 42 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.
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Ketoconazole has active ingredients of ketoconazole. It is often used in fungal infection. (latest outcomes from 2,673 Ketoconazole 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 22,710 Shingles patients)
On Apr, 3, 2015: 2,533 people reported to have side effects when taking Ketoconazole. Among them, 42 people (1.66%) have Shingles.
Time on Ketoconazole 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 Ketoconazole * :
Severity of Shingles when taking Ketoconazole ** :
How people recovered from Shingles ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Breast cancer (8 people, 19.05%)
- Metastases to bone (8 people, 19.05%)
- Bipolar i disorder (8 people, 19.05%)
- Insomnia (7 people, 16.67%)
- Depression (5 people, 11.90%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aredia (29 people, 69.05%)
- Zometa (26 people, 61.90%)
- Vicodin (25 people, 59.52%)
- Oxycontin (23 people, 54.76%)
- Ambien (23 people, 54.76%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Adderall 30, Norco, Dilaudid, Oxycontin for a 38-year old woman with ADHD, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Hydronephrosis, Kidney Palpable, Kidney Stones, Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease, Wound Healing Normal, Herpes Virus Infection, Herpes Zoster, Eczema, Hip Pain, X-ray - Pelvis, Back Pain, Adhd, Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Muscle Pain, Brain Mass, Fatigue - Chronic, Seizure - Generalized, Connective Tissue Inflammation, Joint Stiffness, Joint Inflammation, Joint Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Gabapentin, Percocet for a 41-year old woman with Lupus. The patient has Shingles
- A study of drug interactions between Echinacea, Gabapentin for a 58-year old woman with Shingles. The patient has Shingles
- A study of side effects of Fluorouracil for a 29-year old woman with Basal Cell Carcinoma. The patient has Shingles
- A study of drug interactions between Metronidazole, Ciprofloxacin for a 54-year old woman with Diverticulitis. The patient has Shingles
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