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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 9,098 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

Meloxicam has active ingredients of meloxicam. It is often used in arthritis. (latest outcomes from 10,349 Meloxicam 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, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 22,689 Shingles patients)

On Jan, 29, 2015: 9,098 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam. Among them, 70 people (0.77%) have Shingles.

Trend of Shingles in Meloxicam reports

Time on Meloxicam when people have Shingles * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shingles0.00%0.00%0.00%0.00%100.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam * :

FemaleMale
Shingles73.97%26.03%

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%1.54%0.00%0.00%0.00%4.62%30.77%63.08%

Severity of Shingles when taking Meloxicam ** :

n/a

How people recovered from Shingles ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Rheumatoid arthritis (40 people, 57.14%)
  2. Osteoporosis (10 people, 14.29%)
  3. Pain (9 people, 12.86%)
  4. Prophylaxis (6 people, 8.57%)
  5. Hypertension (6 people, 8.57%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (20 people, 28.57%)
  2. Humira (20 people, 28.57%)
  3. Methotrexate (18 people, 25.71%)
  4. Folic acid (16 people, 22.86%)
  5. Vitamin d (14 people, 20.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • I had taken Mobic for only 3 days,when I had a severe attack of vertigo
    and had to call 911. Then I din't take Mobic for 2 days and when I did take it it caused severe nausea,so I called Dr and he said to stop it. Now exactly 1 week after vertigo ,I have shingles.

    Reply

    Marjorie on Sep, 19, 2012:

    Shingles were already in your body from the time you had Chicken Pox. Just a happenstance it showed up close to Mobic time. For everyone it's a waiting game. Had you had your vaccination which does not offer 100% but helps a lot.

    Reply

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