Zovirax and Flu - from FDA reports


Flu is found among people who take Zovirax, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take medication Famotidine, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Flu with Zovirax. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 8,377 people who have side effects when taking Zovirax from FDA , and is updated regularly.



On May, 16, 2018

8,377 people reported to have side effects when taking Zovirax.
Among them, 20 people (0.24%) have Flu


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zovirax cause Flu?

Time on Zovirax when people have Flu *:

  • < 1 month: 100 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Flu when taking Zovirax *:

  • female: 60 %
  • male: 40 %

Age of people who have Flu when taking Zovirax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 5 %
  • 40-49: 5 %
  • 50-59: 30 %
  • 60+: 60 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 9 people, 45.00%
  2. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 7 people, 35.00%
  3. Preventive Health Care: 7 people, 35.00%
  4. Hypogammaglobulinaemia (an abnormally low concentration of gamma globulin in the blood and increased risk of infection): 4 people, 20.00%
  5. Pain: 2 people, 10.00%
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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Famotidine: 12 people, 60.00%
  2. Gabapentin: 8 people, 40.00%
  3. Prozac: 8 people, 40.00%
  4. Revlimid: 8 people, 40.00%
  5. Lipitor: 8 people, 40.00%
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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes): 12 people, 60.00%
  2. Fall: 8 people, 40.00%
  3. Pain: 8 people, 40.00%
  4. Dizziness: 8 people, 40.00%
  5. Swallowing Difficulty: 8 people, 40.00%
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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

What's next:

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