Who have Shingles with Acth - 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 3,289 people who have side effects when taking Acth from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Jan, 31, 2019

3,289 people reported to have side effects when taking Acth.
Among them, 16 people (0.49%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Acth cause Shingles?

Time on Acth when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 33.33 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 33.33 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 33.33 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 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 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 0.0 %
  • 40-49: 25.0 %
  • 50-59: 33.33 %
  • 60+: 41.67 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Sclerosis (a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 4 people, 25.00%
  2. Rheumatoid Arthritis (a chronic progressive disease causing inflammation in the joints): 2 people, 12.50%
  3. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (an autoimmune disease, which means the body's immune system mistakenly, attacks healthy tissue): 1 person, 6.25%
  4. Renal Disorder (kidney disease): 1 person, 6.25%
  5. Neuralgia (pain in one or more nerves): 1 person, 6.25%
  6. Multiple Sclerosis Relapse (reoccurrence of a nervous system disease that affects your brain and spinal cord. it damages the myelin sheath): 1 person, 6.25%
  7. Mixed Connective Tissue Disease (an autoimmune disease, in which the body's defence system attacks itself): 1 person, 6.25%
  8. Infantile Spasms: 1 person, 6.25%
  9. Glomerulonephritis Minimal Lesion (a disease of the kidney that causes nephrotic syndrome and usually affects children): 1 person, 6.25%
  10. Glomerulonephritis Membranous (nephritis with inflammation of the capillary loops in the renal glomeruli): 1 person, 6.25%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Gilenya: 4 people, 25.00%
  2. Plaquenil: 2 people, 12.50%
  3. Klonopin: 2 people, 12.50%
  4. Zonisamide: 1 person, 6.25%
  5. Cimzia: 1 person, 6.25%
  6. Imodium: 1 person, 6.25%
  7. Famciclovir: 1 person, 6.25%
  8. Etidronate Disodium: 1 person, 6.25%
  9. Depakote: 1 person, 6.25%
  10. Cytoxan: 1 person, 6.25%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Rashes (redness): 5 people, 31.25%
  2. Urinary Tract Infection: 3 people, 18.75%
  3. Cellulitis (infection under the skin): 3 people, 18.75%
  4. Abdominal Distension: 2 people, 12.50%
  5. Back Pain: 2 people, 12.50%
  6. Weight Decreased: 2 people, 12.50%
  7. Fever: 2 people, 12.50%
  8. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 2 people, 12.50%
  9. Stroke (sudden death of a portion of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen): 2 people, 12.50%
  10. Infection: 2 people, 12.50%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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