Review: could Marijuana cause Shingles?


Shingles is reported only by a few people who take Marijuana. We study 2,590 people who have side effects while taking Marijuana from FDA and social media. Among them, 3 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Marijuana has active ingredients of marijuana. It is often used in stress and anxiety. (latest outcomes from Marijuana 2,851 users)


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 36,803 Shingles patients).

On Oct, 19, 2016

2,590 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana.
Among them, 3 people (0.12%) have Shingles

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Marijuana cause Shingles?

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Marijuana *:

  • female: 100 %
  • male: 0.0 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Marijuana *:

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

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Sleep Disorder (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Restless Legs Syndrome (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Paraesthesia (1 person, 33.33%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (3 people, 100.00%)
  • Humira (2 people, 66.67%)
  • Procrit (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Lovaza (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Aspirin (1 person, 33.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Weight Increased (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Injection Site Rash (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Injection Site Pain (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Injection Site Erythema (1 person, 33.33%)
  • Gastroenteritis (1 person, 33.33%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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