Meloxicam and 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 19,278 people who have side effects while taking Meloxicam from FDA. Among them, 150 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 21,442 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 36,822 Shingles patients).

On Jan, 28, 2017

19,278 people reported to have side effects when taking Meloxicam.
Among them, 150 people (0.78%) 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: 20 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 20 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 60 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam *:

  • female: 75 %
  • male: 25 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Meloxicam *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.84 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 1.68 %
  • 40-49: 9.24 %
  • 50-59: 31.09 %
  • 60+: 57.14 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis (67 people, 44.67%)
  • High Blood Pressure (18 people, 12.00%)
  • Pain (17 people, 11.33%)
  • Psoriatic Arthropathy (13 people, 8.67%)
  • Osteoporosis (12 people, 8.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Humira (37 people, 24.67%)
  • Methotrexate (34 people, 22.67%)
  • Folic Acid (23 people, 15.33%)
  • Omeprazole (15 people, 10.00%)
  • Aspirin (14 people, 9.33%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Joint Pain (31 people, 20.67%)
  • Pain (25 people, 16.67%)
  • Fall (22 people, 14.67%)
  • Gait Disturbance (20 people, 13.33%)
  • Joint Swelling (18 people, 12.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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