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Review: could Vicodin cause Skin rash?

Summary: Skin rash could be caused by Vicodin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Pain.

We study 32,498 people who have side effects while taking Vicodin from FDA and social media. Among them, 1,666 have Skin rash. Find out below who they are, when they have Skin rash and more.

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On Apr, 16, 2014: 32,498 people reported to have side effects when taking Vicodin. Among them, 1,666 people (5.13%) have Skin Rash. They amount to 0.17% of all the 966,501 people who have Skin Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Skin rash in Vicodin reports

Time on Vicodin when people have Skin rash * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Skin rash69.05%16.67%4.76%0.00%7.14%0.00%2.38%

Gender of people who have Skin rash when taking Vicodin * :

FemaleMale
Skin rash66.40%33.60%

Age of people who have Skin rash when taking Vicodin * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Skin rash0.06%0.00%0.91%3.76%8.62%21.78%23.20%41.67%

Severity of Skin rash when taking Vicodin ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Skin rash20.00%20.00%60.00%0.00%

How people recovered from Skin rash ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Skin rash0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Pain (372 people, 22.33%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (139 people, 8.34%)
  3. Hypertension (135 people, 8.10%)
  4. Anxiety (122 people, 7.32%)
  5. Depression (121 people, 7.26%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (432 people, 25.93%)
  2. Aspirin (364 people, 21.85%)
  3. Prednisone (313 people, 18.79%)
  4. Lasix (266 people, 15.97%)
  5. Ambien (254 people, 15.25%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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