Could Ketoconazole cause Shingles - from FDA reports


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 Bipolar i disorder . We study 2,951 people who have side effects while taking Ketoconazole from FDA. Among them, 45 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 Ketoconazole 4,655 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, crohn's disease (latest reports from 36,811 Shingles patients).

On Nov, 24, 2016

2,951 people reported to have side effects when taking Ketoconazole.
Among them, 45 people (1.52%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Ketoconazole cause Shingles?

Time on Ketoconazole when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 100 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Ketoconazole *:

  • female: 77.27 %
  • male: 22.73 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Ketoconazole *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 2.63 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 21.05 %
  • 40-49: 5.26 %
  • 50-59: 7.89 %
  • 60+: 63.16 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia (32 people, 71.11%)
  • Zometa (29 people, 64.44%)
  • Vicodin (27 people, 60.00%)
  • Oxycontin (25 people, 55.56%)
  • Ambien (25 people, 55.56%)

Forecasts by ePatient.care (We will alert you to new symptoms or undetected conditions when you take Ketoconazole, learn more )

Potential co-existing conditions

  • Metastases To Bone (9 people, 20.00%)
  • Breast Cancer (9 people, 20.00%)
  • Bipolar I Disorder (9 people, 20.00%)
  • Insomnia (8 people, 17.78%)
  • Depression (5 people, 11.11%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Pain (32 people, 71.11%)
  • Back Pain (30 people, 66.67%)
  • Pain In Extremity (29 people, 64.44%)
  • Fall (29 people, 64.44%)
  • Anaemia (29 people, 64.44%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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