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Review: could Ketoconazole cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?

Summary: Shingles is found among people who take Ketoconazole, especially for people who are 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

Ketoconazole has active ingredients of ketoconazole. It is often used in fungal infection. (latest outcomes from 2,674 Ketoconazole users)

Shingles

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 May, 4, 2015: 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 started taking methylfolate on a Thursday and on Friday I started having pain that felt like a bad sunburn on the side my left leg and thigh. Then, 3 days later I noticed the rash on the back of my hip. I just wonder if there could be a connection.

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  • From this study (4 months ago):

  • Just wondering if I can take these together and if st johns wort will help also

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    zombiechef on Feb, 5, 2015:

    I read somewhere, not to take organics or vitamins when taking certain drugs. some ingredient (usually. not listed.) don't mix well.

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