Review: could Warfarin Sodium cause Shingles?


Summary

Shingles is found among people who take Warfarin Sodium, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma . We study 48,157 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 214 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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Warfarin Sodium

Warfarin sodium has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in atrial fibrillation/flutter. (latest outcomes from Warfarin sodium 53,624 users)

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with renal failure acute, drug ineffective, weakness, speech impairment (adult), depressed level of consciousness (latest reports from 35,652 Shingles patients).

On Sep, 17, 2016

48,157 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin Sodium.
Among them, 214 people (0.44%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Warfarin sodium cause Shingles?

Time on Warfarin Sodium when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 40 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 30 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 10 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 20 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • female: 50.24 %
  • male: 49.76 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Warfarin Sodium *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 1.74 %
  • 20-29: 1.16 %
  • 30-39: 6.98 %
  • 40-49: 5.81 %
  • 50-59: 23.26 %
  • 60+: 61.05 %

Severity if Shingles when taking Warfarin Sodium **:

  • least: 0.0 %
  • moderate: 66.67 %
  • severe: 33.33 %
  • most severe: 0.0 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (41 people, 19.16%)
  • Hypertension (18 people, 8.41%)
  • Bone Disorder (15 people, 7.01%)
  • Atrial Fibrillation (13 people, 6.07%)
  • Prophylaxis (11 people, 5.14%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Zometa (88 people, 41.12%)
  • Aredia (74 people, 34.58%)
  • Furosemide (59 people, 27.57%)
  • Aspirin (57 people, 26.64%)
  • Decadron (55 people, 25.70%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain (98 people, 45.79%)
  • Anxiety (84 people, 39.25%)
  • Pneumonia (77 people, 35.98%)
  • Back Pain (71 people, 33.18%)
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (70 people, 32.71%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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