Zovirax and Gallbladder disease - a phase IV clinical study of FDA data


We study 8,906 people who have side effects when taking Zovirax. Gallbladder disease is found, especially among people who are male, 50-59 old, also take Chlor-trimeton and have Acne.

The phase IV clinical study analyzes which people take Zovirax and have Gallbladder disease. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports from the FDA, and is updated regularly. You may use the study as a second opinion to make health care decisions.

What are phase IV trials?

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On Sep, 18, 2023

8,906 people reported to have side effects when taking Zovirax.
Among them, 3 people (0.03%) have Gallbladder disease.

What is Zovirax?

Zovirax has active ingredients of acyclovir sodium. It is used in genital herpes. Currently, eHealthMe is studying from 9,031 Zovirax users.

What is Gallbladder disease?

Gallbladder disease is found to be associated with 1,345 drugs and 926 conditions by eHealthMe. Currently, we are studying 3,868 people who have Gallbladder disease.

Number of Zovirax and Gallbladder disease reports submitted per year:

Could Zovirax cause Gallbladder disease?

Gender of people who have Gallbladder disease when taking Zovirax *:

  • female: 33.33 %
  • male: 66.67 %

Age of people who have Gallbladder disease when taking Zovirax *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.0 %
  • 10-19: 0.0 %
  • 20-29: 0.0 %
  • 30-39: 33.33 %
  • 40-49: 0.0 %
  • 50-59: 66.67 %
  • 60+: 0.0 %

Common drugs people take besides Zovirax *:

  1. Nizoral: 2 people, 66.67%
  2. Maxipime: 2 people, 66.67%
  3. Lansoprazole: 2 people, 66.67%
  4. Clindamycin Phosphate: 2 people, 66.67%
  5. Chlor-Trimeton: 2 people, 66.67%
  6. Yaz: 1 person, 33.33%
  7. Yasmin: 1 person, 33.33%
  8. Vicodin: 1 person, 33.33%
  9. Sulfamethoxazole And Trimethoprim: 1 person, 33.33%
  10. Spironolactone: 1 person, 33.33%

Common side effects people have besides Gallbladder disease *:

  1. Toxic Skin Eruption (skin breakdown due to toxic substance): 2 people, 66.67%
  2. Oral Candidiasis (fungal infection of mouth): 2 people, 66.67%
  3. Choledocholithiasis (stones in the common bile duct): 2 people, 66.67%
  4. Herpes Oesophagitis (viral infection of the oesophagus caused by herpes simplex virus (hsv)): 2 people, 66.67%
  5. Skin Candida (fungal infection of skin): 2 people, 66.67%
  6. Gallbladder Cholesterolosis (accumulation and deposition of cholesterol inside of the): 1 person, 33.33%
  7. Bacterial Infection: 1 person, 33.33%
  8. Biliary Dyskinesia (motility disorder that affects the gallbladder and sphincter of oddi): 1 person, 33.33%
  9. Chest Pain: 1 person, 33.33%
  10. Cholecystitis Chronic (long lasting infection of gallbladder): 1 person, 33.33%

Common conditions people have *:

  1. Stress And Anxiety: 1 person, 33.33%
  2. Sebaceous Hyperplasia (a disorder of the sebaceous glands in which they become enlarged): 1 person, 33.33%
  3. Premenstrual Syndrome: 1 person, 33.33%
  4. Lymphoma (cancer that begins in immune system cells): 1 person, 33.33%
  5. Heavy Or Prolong Menstrual Bleeding: 1 person, 33.33%
  6. Dysmenorrhea (painful menstruation): 1 person, 33.33%
  7. Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma T- And Null-Cell Types (t-cell or null-cell cancer, a type of blood cancer): 1 person, 33.33%
  8. Acne (skin problems that cause pimples): 1 person, 33.33%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

Do you take Zovirax and have Gallbladder disease?

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How to use the study?

You can discuss the study with your doctor, to ensure that all drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

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How the study uses the data?

The study uses data from the FDA. It is based on acyclovir sodium (the active ingredients of Zovirax) and Zovirax (the brand name). Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (e.g. generic drugs) are not considered. Dosage of drugs is not considered in the study.

Who is eHealthMe?

With medical big data and proven AI algorithms, eHealthMe provides a platform for everyone to run phase IV clinical trials. We study millions of patients and 5,000 more each day. Results of our real-world drug study have been referenced on 700+ medical publications, including The Lancet, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and Nature. Our analysis results are available to researchers, health care professionals, patients (testimonials), and software developers (open API).


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