Zovirax and Influenza a - from FDA reports

Influenza a 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 study is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 8,605 people who have side effects when taking Zovirax from FDA, and is updated regularly.

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On Oct, 03, 2018

8,605 people reported to have side effects when taking Zovirax.
Among them, 29 people (0.34%) have Influenza a

Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Zovirax cause Influenza a?

Time on Zovirax when people have Influenza a *:

Gender of people who have Influenza a when taking Zovirax *:

  • female: 58.62 %
  • male: 41.38 %

Age of people who have Influenza a when taking Zovirax *:

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  1. Preventive Health Care: 11 people, 37.93%
  2. Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 11 people, 37.93%
  3. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (a condition in which stomach contents leak backward from the stomach into the oesophagus): 7 people, 24.14%
  4. Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (All) (cancer of the white blood cells characterized by excess lymphoblasts): 4 people, 13.79%
  5. Hypogammaglobulinaemia (an abnormally low concentration of gamma globulin in the blood and increased risk of infection): 4 people, 13.79%

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Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  1. Famotidine: 12 people, 41.38%
  2. Lipitor: 9 people, 31.03%
  3. Revlimid: 9 people, 31.03%
  4. Nexium: 9 people, 31.03%
  5. Prilosec: 8 people, 27.59%

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Top other side effects for these people *:

  1. Bronchitis (inflammation of the mucous membrane in the bronchial tubes): 12 people, 41.38%
  2. Thrombocytopenia (decrease of platelets in blood): 10 people, 34.48%
  3. Pain: 8 people, 27.59%
  4. Dizziness: 8 people, 27.59%
  5. Fall: 8 people, 27.59%

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* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

FDA reports used in this study

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