Abreva and Shingles - from FDA reports


Shingles is reported only by a few people who take Abreva. We study 12,497 people who have side effects while taking Abreva from FDA. Among them, 2 have Shingles. Find out below who they are, when they have Shingles and more.

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On Nov, 22, 2017

12,497 people reported to have side effects when taking Abreva.
Among them, 2 people (0.02%) have Shingles

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Abreva cause Shingles?

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Abreva *:

  • female: 50 %
  • male: 50 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Abreva *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 0.0 %
  • 60+: 100 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Rashes (1 person, 50.00%)

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Denavir (1 person, 50.00%)

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Therapeutic Response Unexpected (1 person, 50.00%)
  • Fever (1 person, 50.00%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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