Multiple myeloma and Shingles - from FDA reports

Shingles is found among people with Multiple myeloma, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, take medication Revlimid and have Preventive health care. This review analyzes which people have Shingles with Multiple myeloma. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,552 people who have Multiple myeloma from FDA , and is updated regularly.

On Jun, 13, 2018

1,552 people who have Multiple Myeloma and Shingles are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

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Gender of people who have Multiple Myeloma and experience Shingles *:

  • female: 48.64 %
  • male: 51.36 %

Age of people who have Multiple Myeloma and experience Shingles *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.09 %
  • 10-19: 0.18 %
  • 20-29: 0.37 %
  • 30-39: 0.46 %
  • 40-49: 6.28 %
  • 50-59: 20.41 %
  • 60+: 72.21 %

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. Preventive Health Care: 82 people, 5.28%
  2. Pain: 76 people, 4.90%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 55 people, 3.54%
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 42 people, 2.71%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 39 people, 2.51%

Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Revlimid: 654 people, 42.14%
  2. Velcade: 522 people, 33.63%
  3. Zometa: 374 people, 24.10%
  4. Aredia: 281 people, 18.11%
  5. Dexamethasone: 235 people, 15.14%

Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Pain: 349 people, 22.49%
  2. Pneumonia: 331 people, 21.33%
  3. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 329 people, 21.20%
  4. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 328 people, 21.13%
  5. Anaemia (lack of blood): 287 people, 18.49%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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