Acth and Shingles - from FDA reports
Shingles is found among people who take Acth, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Gilenya, and have Multiple sclerosis. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 3,163 people who have side effects when taking Acth from FDA, and is updated regularly.
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3,163 people reported to have side effects when taking Acth.
Among them, 16 people (0.51%) have Shingles
Number of reports submitted per year:
Time on Acth when people have Shingles *:
- < 1 month: 50 %
- 1 - 6 months: 50 %
- 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Acth *:
- female: 80 %
- male: 20 %
Age of people who have Shingles when taking Acth *:
- 0-1: 0.0 %
- 2-9: 0.0 %
- 10-19: 0.0 %
Top conditions involved for these people *:
- Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 4 people, 25.00%
- Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 2 people, 12.50%
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue): 1 person, 6.25%
- Renal Disorder (kidney disease): 1 person, 6.25%
- Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 1 person, 6.25%
Top co-used drugs for these people *:
- Gilenya: 4 people, 25.00%
- Plaquenil: 2 people, 12.50%
- Klonopin: 2 people, 12.50%
- Zonisamide: 1 person, 6.25%
- Cimzia: 1 person, 6.25%
Top other side effects for these people *:
- Rashes (redness): 5 people, 31.25%
- Urinary Tract Infection: 3 people, 18.75%
- Cellulitis (infection under the skin): 3 people, 18.75%
- Abdominal Distension: 2 people, 12.50%
- Back Pain: 2 people, 12.50%
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
FDA reports used in this study
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