Review: could Meloxicam cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?
Summary: Shingles is found among people who take Meloxicam, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 2 - 5 years, also take medication Aspirin, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 9,117 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA and social media. Among them, 70 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.
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Meloxicam has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,369 Meloxicam 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 22,710 Shingles patients)
On Mar, 1, 2015: 9,111 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam. Among them, 70 people (0.77%) have Shingles.
Time on Meloxicam when people have Shingles * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam * :
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam * :
Severity of Shingles when taking Meloxicam ** :
How people recovered from Shingles ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (40 people, 57.14%)
- Osteoporosis (10 people, 14.29%)
- Pain (9 people, 12.86%)
- Prophylaxis (6 people, 8.57%)
- Hypertension (6 people, 8.57%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Aspirin (20 people, 28.57%)
- Humira (20 people, 28.57%)
- Methotrexate (18 people, 25.71%)
- Folic acid (16 people, 22.86%)
- Vitamin d (14 people, 20.00%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Drugs in real world that are associated with:
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- A study of drug interactions between Tramadol, Meloxicam, Gabapentin for a 68-year old man with Joint Pain, Tendon Pain. The patient has Dizziness
- A study of drug interactions between Omeprazole, Pramipexole Dihydrochloride, Meloxicam, Fentanyl-50 for a 75-year old man with Acid Reflux, Irritability, Cerebral Thrombosis, Sciatica. The patient has Neck Pain
- A study of drug interactions between Adderall 30, Norco, Dilaudid, Oxycontin for a 38-year old woman with ADHD, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Rheumatoid Arthritis. The patient has Hydronephrosis, Kidney Palpable, Kidney Stones, Medullary Cystic Kidney Disease, Wound Healing Normal, Herpes Virus Infection, Herpes Zoster, Eczema, Hip Pain, X-ray - Pelvis, Back Pain, Adhd, Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness, Muscle Pain, Brain Mass, Fatigue - Chronic, Seizure - Generalized, Connective Tissue Inflammation, Joint Stiffness, Joint Inflammation, Joint Pain
- A study of side effects of Meloxicam for a 47-year old man with Arthritis. The patient has Hunger (increased appetite is when you want to eat much more often or in larger quantities than your body requires)
- A study of side effects of Meloxicam for a 51-year old woman with Anal Inflammation. The patient has Tendentious Of The Hand And Wrist
Recent Meloxicam related drug comparison:
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