Marijuana and Shingles - from FDA reports


Shingles is found among people who take Marijuana, especially for people who are female, 50-59 old also take medication Lyrica, and have Pain. This review analyzes which people have Shingles with Marijuana. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 2,440 people who have side effects when taking Marijuana from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On May, 10, 2017

2,440 people reported to have side effects when taking Marijuana.
Among them, 7 people (0.29%) have Shingles

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Marijuana cause Shingles?

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Marijuana *:

  • female: 57.14 %
  • male: 42.86 %

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: 16.67 %
  • 40-49: 33.33 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 16.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Pain (5 people, 71.43%)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Multiple Sclerosis (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Muscle Spasticity (2 people, 28.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Lyrica (5 people, 71.43%)
  • Humira (4 people, 57.14%)
  • Plaquenil (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Orencia (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Actemra (2 people, 28.57%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Nausea (3 people, 42.86%)
  • Weight Increased (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Fungal Skin Infection (2 people, 28.57%)
  • Acne (2 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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