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 22,699 Shingles patients)
On Mar, 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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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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