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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 9,085 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 Meloxicam 10,334 users)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.(latest reports from Shingles 22,298 patients)

On Nov, 29, 2014: 9,080 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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