Could Meloxicam cause Shingles - from FDA reports


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 Humira, and have Rheumatoid arthritis . We study 12,857 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA. Among them, 95 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 21,411 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, crohn's disease (latest reports from 36,811 Shingles patients).

On Nov, 20, 2016

12,857 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 95 people (0.74%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Meloxicam cause Shingles?

Time on Meloxicam when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 66.67 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam *:

  • female: 76.6 %
  • male: 23.4 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 1.3 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 9.09 %
  • 50-59: 28.57 %
  • 60+: 61.04 %

Severity of Shingles **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 100 %
  • severe: 0.0 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (29 people, 30.53%)
  • Methotrexate (23 people, 24.21%)
  • Folic Acid (23 people, 24.21%)
  • Omeprazole (15 people, 15.79%)
  • Aspirin (14 people, 14.74%)

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Potential co-existing conditions

  • Osteoporosis (11 people, 11.58%)
  • High Blood Pressure (9 people, 9.47%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (8 people, 8.42%)
  • Preventive Health Care (7 people, 7.37%)
  • Diabetes (7 people, 7.37%)

Potential co-existing symptoms

  • Joint Pain (21 people, 22.11%)
  • Bronchitis (17 people, 17.89%)
  • Pain (15 people, 15.79%)
  • Fall (14 people, 14.74%)
  • Rashes (13 people, 13.68%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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