Coumadin and Shingles - from FDA reports


Shingles is found among people who take Coumadin, especially for people who are female, 60+ old , have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aredia, and have Multiple myeloma. This review analyzes which people have Shingles with Coumadin. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 105,023 people who have side effects when taking Coumadin from FDA , and is updated regularly.


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On May, 02, 2018

105,023 people reported to have side effects when taking Coumadin.
Among them, 613 people (0.58%) have Shingles


Number of reports submitted per year:

Could Coumadin cause Shingles?

Time on Coumadin when people have Shingles *:

  • < 1 month: 0.0 %
  • 1 - 6 months: 50.0 %
  • 6 - 12 months: 16.67 %
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0 %
  • 2 - 5 years: 33.33 %
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0 %
  • 10+ years: 0.0 %

Gender of people who have Shingles when taking Coumadin *:

  • female: 59.93 %
  • male: 40.07 %

Age of people who have Shingles when taking Coumadin *:

  • 0-1: 0.0 %
  • 2-9: 0.42 %
  • 10-19: 0.42 %
  • 20-29: 1.04 %
  • 30-39: 2.08 %
  • 40-49: 13.93 %
  • 50-59: 23.91 %
  • 60+: 58.21 %

Top conditions involved for these people *:

  • Multiple Myeloma (cancer of the plasma cells): 117 people, 19.09%
  • Osteoporosis (bones weak and more likely to break): 72 people, 11.75%
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (primary high blood pressure that affects the arteries in the lungs and the right side of your heart): 59 people, 9.62%
  • Pain: 58 people, 9.46%
  • Metastases To Bone (cancer spreads to bone): 42 people, 6.85%

Top co-used drugs for these people *:

  • Aredia: 230 people, 37.52%
  • Zometa: 220 people, 35.89%
  • Decadron: 120 people, 19.58%
  • Lasix: 117 people, 19.09%
  • Levaquin: 111 people, 18.11%

Top other side effects for these people *:

  • Pain: 262 people, 42.74%
  • Stress And Anxiety: 225 people, 36.70%
  • Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw): 212 people, 34.58%
  • Fatigue (feeling of tiredness): 202 people, 32.95%
  • Weakness: 200 people, 32.63%

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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