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Review: could Letrozole cause Shingles?

We study 1,749 people who have side effects while taking Letrozole from FDA and social media. Among them, 31 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Letrozole

Letrozole (latest outcomes from 1,821 users) has active ingredients of letrozole. It is often used in breast cancer.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 116,484 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Jul, 17, 2014: 1,749 people reported to have side effects when taking Letrozole. Among them, 31 people (1.77%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.03% of all the 116,106 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shingles in Letrozole reports

Time on Letrozole when people have Shingles * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shingles0.00%33.33%33.33%33.33%0.00%0.00%0.00%

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Letrozole * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%30.00%6.67%63.33%

Severity of Shingles when taking Letrozole ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shingles0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Shingles ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Breast cancer (17 people, 54.84%)
  2. Fungal infection (10 people, 32.26%)
  3. Cancer pain (2 people, 6.45%)
  4. Metastases to bone (2 people, 6.45%)
  5. Nausea (2 people, 6.45%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Taxotere (18 people, 58.06%)
  2. Aredia (18 people, 58.06%)
  3. Ambien (16 people, 51.61%)
  4. Tamoxifen citrate (14 people, 45.16%)
  5. Taxol (13 people, 41.94%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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