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Does Concerta cause shingles (herpes zoster)?
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Does Concerta cause shingles (herpes zoster)?

I just started taking Concerta (36 mg) and I immediately developed shingles. My doctor swears it's a coincidence, but I can't help but wonder. I had chicken pox as a child, but I've never had shingles before now. I went to the doctor today and got neurontin and valtrex, but the doctor told me to keep taking the Concerta. I don't know what to do because the Concerta is helping my ADD, but I also believe it at least played a part in my shingles outbreak.
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Probably not related.  You may have picked it up though while in the doctor's office or in the pharmacy when you were purchasing your concerta.

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Shingles is also very stress related.  Have you been under much stress lately.
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