Review: could Warfarin sodium cause Shingles (Herpes zoster)?
Summary: Shingles is found among people who take Warfarin sodium, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.
We study 47,462 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin sodium from FDA and social media. Among them, 203 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.
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Warfarin sodium has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots. (latest outcomes from 49,213 Warfarin sodium users)
Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, multiple myeloma, high blood pressure. (latest reports from 22,699 Shingles patients)
On Feb, 28, 2015: 47,462 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 203 people (0.43%) have Shingles.
Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Shingles * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Warfarin sodium * :
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Warfarin sodium * :
Severity of Shingles when taking Warfarin sodium ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Shingles ** :
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma (47 people, 23.15%)
- Hypertension (20 people, 9.85%)
- Bone disorder (14 people, 6.90%)
- Prophylaxis (13 people, 6.40%)
- Atrial fibrillation (12 people, 5.91%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Zometa (87 people, 42.86%)
- Aredia (72 people, 35.47%)
- Aspirin (64 people, 31.53%)
- Furosemide (59 people, 29.06%)
- Decadron (58 people, 28.57%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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