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Review: could Ketoconazole cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

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

Ketoconazole (latest outcomes from 2,673 users) has active ingredients of ketoconazole. It is often used in fungal infection.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 117,184 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Oct, 26, 2014: 2,533 people reported to have side effects when taking Ketoconazole. Among them, 42 people (1.66%) have Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in Ketoconazole reports

Time on Ketoconazole when people have Shingles * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Ketoconazole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%2.63%0.00%0.00%26.32%2.63%7.89%60.53%

Severity of Shingles when taking Ketoconazole ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shingles ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (8 people, 19.05%)
  2. Metastases to bone (8 people, 19.05%)
  3. Bipolar i disorder (8 people, 19.05%)
  4. Insomnia (7 people, 16.67%)
  5. Depression (5 people, 11.90%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aredia (29 people, 69.05%)
  2. Zometa (26 people, 61.90%)
  3. Vicodin (25 people, 59.52%)
  4. Oxycontin (23 people, 54.76%)
  5. Ambien (23 people, 54.76%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • I would like to know if this drug can make you infertile, or if it causes more complications when trying to conceive after being off of the drug.

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  • From this study (2 weeks ago):

  • Brigmar on Oct, 9, 2014:

    I'm a 50 year old female and I had often heart burn and I did the orilosec cure for 2 weeks, another week later I was diagnosed with the shingles they should write this on package.

    Reply

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  • I have a constant burning, diarrhea, startling, nausea and vertigo that doesn't stop.

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