A study for a 66 year old woman who takes Acyclovir - from FDA reports


2,170 females aged 66 (±5) who take the same drug are studied. This is a personalized study for a 66 year old female patient who has Shingles. The study is created by eHealthMe based on reports from FDA.

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On Apr, 14, 2019

2,170 females aged 66 (±5) who take Acyclovir are studied.

Number of reports submitted per year:

Acyclovir for a 66-year old woman.

Information of the patient in this study:

  • Age: 66
  • Gender: female
  • Conditions: Shingles
  • Drugs taken:
    • Acyclovir (acyclovir)

eHealthMe real world results:

Comparison with this patient's adverse outcomes:

  • High Blood Pressure: 60 (2.76% of females aged 66 (±5) who take the drug)

As an adverse outcome could be a symptom of a condition, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, regardless of which drug is taken, how many female HBP patients aged 50 (±5) have nausea

As an adverse outcome could be a side effect of a drug, additional studies are listed to help identify the cause: for example, how many female Aspirin users aged 50 (±5) have nausea

Most common side effects over time

< 1 month:
  1. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  2. Fever
  3. Pneumonia
  4. Blood creatinine increased
  5. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  6. Weight decreased
  7. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (systemic activation of blood coagulation)
  8. Consciousness - decreased
  9. Rash pruritic (redness with itching)
  10. Itching
1 - 6 months:
  1. Acute graft versus host disease in skin (acute complication on skin following an allogeneic tissue/blood transplant)
  2. Fever
  3. Febrile neutropenia (fever with reduced white blood cells)
  4. Insomnia (sleeplessness)
  5. Neutrophil count decreased (less than normal number of neutrophil a type of blood cell)
  6. Multi-organ failure (multisystem organ failure)
  7. Gastrointestinal hypomotility (less activity of the intestinal tract)
  8. Cytomegalovirus infection
  9. Agranulocytosis (a deficiency of granulocytes in the blood, causing increased vulnerability to infection)
  10. Acute myeloid leukaemia recurrent (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblast- recurrent)
6 - 12 months:
  1. Hepatitis cholestatic (flow of bile from the liver is slowed or blocked)
  2. Blood creatinine increased
  3. Staphylococcal infection (an infection with staphylococcus bacteria)
  4. Hypotension (abnormally low blood pressure)
  5. Blood culture positive
  6. Atelectasis (partial or complete collapse of the lung)
  7. Emphysema (chronic respiratory disease - over inflation of the air sacs (alveoli) in the lungs)
  8. Pleurisy (inflammation of the pleurae, which causes pain when breathing)
  9. Pulmonary oedema (fluid accumulation in the lungs)
  10. Renal impairment (severely reduced kidney function)
1 - 2 years:
  1. Nausea and vomiting
  2. Colitis (inflammation of colon)
  3. High blood cholesterol
  4. Intestinal ischaemia (decreased supply of oxygenated blood to the intestines)
  5. Gastrointestinal perforation (hole in the digestive tract)
  6. Sepsis (a severe blood infection that can lead to organ failure and death)
  7. Breathing difficulty
  8. Disease progression
  9. Shock (a life-threatening condition with symptoms like low blood pressure, weakness, shallow breathing, cold, clammy skin)
  10. Diarrhea
2 - 5 years:
  1. Hair loss
  2. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  3. Breathing difficulty
5 - 10 years:
10+ years:
  1. Type 2 diabetes
not specified:
  1. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood)
  2. Pneumonia
  3. Fever
  4. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)
  5. Diarrhea
  6. Anaemia (lack of blood)
  7. Weakness
  8. Pain
  9. Breathing difficulty
  10. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness)

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 533 people, 24.56%
  2. Preventive Health Care : 188 people, 8.66%
  3. Pain : 171 people, 7.88%
  4. High Blood Pressure : 141 people, 6.50%
  5. Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit): 117 people, 5.39%
  6. Acute Myeloid Leukaemia (acute cancer in which the bone marrow makes abnormal myeloblasts): 102 people, 4.70%
  7. High Blood Cholesterol : 83 people, 3.82%
  8. Stress And Anxiety : 82 people, 3.78%
  9. Depression : 74 people, 3.41%
  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 72 people, 3.32%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Dexamethasone (365 people, 16.82%)
  2. Revlimid (329 people, 15.16%)
  3. Fluconazole (258 people, 11.89%)
  4. Omeprazole (252 people, 11.61%)
  5. Velcade (227 people, 10.46%)
  6. Aspirin (222 people, 10.23%)
  7. Allopurinol (209 people, 9.63%)
  8. Prednisone (190 people, 8.76%)
  9. Furosemide (181 people, 8.34%)
  10. Folic Acid (156 people, 7.19%)

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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