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 study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,830 people who have Multiple myeloma from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 18, 2018

1,830 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: 48.87 %
  • male: 51.13 %

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

Top co-existing conditions for these people *:

  1. Preventive Health Care: 95 people, 5.19%
  2. Pain: 82 people, 4.48%
  3. High Blood Pressure: 60 people, 3.28%
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness): 44 people, 2.40%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 42 people, 2.30%

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Most common drugs for these people *:

  1. Revlimid: 834 people, 45.57%
  2. Velcade: 576 people, 31.48%
  3. Zometa: 390 people, 21.31%
  4. Aredia: 282 people, 15.41%
  5. Dexamethasone: 236 people, 12.90%

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Top symptoms for these people *:

  1. Pain: 371 people, 20.27%
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 371 people, 20.27%
  3. Neuropathy Peripheral (surface nerve damage): 361 people, 19.73%
  4. Pneumonia: 356 people, 19.45%
  5. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 311 people, 16.99%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.



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