Actos and Shingles - from FDA reports


Shingles is found among people who take Actos, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 2 years, also take medication Metformin, and have High blood pressure. This study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 44,784 people who have side effects when taking Actos from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Sep, 27, 2018

44,784 people reported to have side effects when taking Actos.
Among them, 106 people (0.24%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Actos cause Shingles?

Time on Actos when people have Shingles *:

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Actos *:

  • female: 58.82 %
  • male: 41.18 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Actos *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. High Blood Pressure: 15 people, 14.15%
  2. High Blood Cholesterol: 14 people, 13.21%
  3. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 10 people, 9.43%
  4. Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 8 people, 7.55%
  5. Preventive Health Care: 7 people, 6.60%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Metformin: 18 people, 16.98%
  2. Plavix: 17 people, 16.04%
  3. Hydrochlorothiazide: 15 people, 14.15%
  4. Lipitor: 13 people, 12.26%
  5. Crestor: 12 people, 11.32%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Pain: 20 people, 18.87%
  2. Pneumonia: 19 people, 17.92%
  3. Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 18 people, 16.98%
  4. Weight Decreased: 17 people, 16.04%
  5. Chest Pain: 16 people, 15.09%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study



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