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Review: could Warfarin cause Shingles?

Summary: Shingles could be caused by Warfarin, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Zometa, and have Multiple myeloma.

We study 47,300 people who have side effects while taking Warfarin 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

Warfarin sodium (latest outcomes from 49,027 users) has active ingredients of warfarin sodium. It is often used in blood clots.

Shingles

Shingles (a painful, contagious rash caused by the chickenpox virus) (latest reports from 115,348 patients) has been reported by people with rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, multiple myeloma.

On Apr, 12, 2014: 47,092 people reported to have side effects when taking Warfarin sodium. Among them, 203 people (0.43%) have Shingles. They amount to 0.18% of all the 115,197 people who have Shingles on eHealthMe.

Trend of Shingles in Warfarin sodium reports

Time on Warfarin sodium when people have Shingles * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Shingles43.75%31.25%0.00%18.75%6.25%0.00%0.00%

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

FemaleMale
Shingles45.33%54.67%

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

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Shingles0.00%0.00%1.70%0.57%7.39%4.55%23.86%61.93%

Severity of Shingles when taking Warfarin sodium ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Shingles0.00%66.67%33.33%0.00%

How people recovered from Shingles ** :

n/a

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Multiple myeloma (47 people, 23.15%)
  2. Hypertension (20 people, 9.85%)
  3. Bone disorder (14 people, 6.90%)
  4. Prophylaxis (13 people, 6.40%)
  5. Atrial fibrillation (12 people, 5.91%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Zometa (87 people, 42.86%)
  2. Aredia (72 people, 35.47%)
  3. Aspirin (64 people, 31.53%)
  4. Furosemide (59 people, 29.06%)
  5. Decadron (58 people, 28.57%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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