Review: taking Diflucan and Valtrex together


Summary

Drug interactions are reported among people who take Diflucan and Valtrex together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Diflucan and Valtrex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 1,709 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Diflucan

Diflucan has active ingredients of fluconazole. It is often used in fungal infection. (latest outcomes from Diflucan 18,549 users)

Valtrex

Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in herpes zoster. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 17,845 users)

On Aug, 19, 2016

1,709 people who take Diflucan, Valtrex are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Diflucan and Valtrex drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Diflucan:
  • < 1 month: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Valtrex:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (4 of 4 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Diflucan:
  • female: 44.0% - (4 of 9 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
Valtrex:
  • female: 66.0% - (6 of 9 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Diflucan:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 66.0% - (2 of 3 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Valtrex:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 20-29: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 30-39: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 40-49: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • pneumonia
  • febrile neutropenia
  • pyrexia
  • renal failure acute
  • anaemia
  • rash
  • sepsis
  • renal failure
  • thrombocytopenia
  • acute graft versus host disease
1 - 6 months:
  • sepsis
  • thrombocytopenia
  • febrile neutropenia
  • pyrexia
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • inflammation
  • influenza
  • pneumonia viral
  • white blood cell count decreased
  • cytomegalovirus test positive
6 - 12 months:
  • pyrexia
  • graft versus host disease
  • blood alkaline phosphatase increased
  • gamma-glutamyltransferase increased
  • acute graft versus host disease
  • anxiety
  • cerebral toxoplasmosis
  • cholecystitis acute
  • cholelithiasis
  • depression
1 - 2 years:
  • hepatocellular injury
  • liver injury
  • drowsiness
2 - 5 years:
  • anaemia
  • diabetes mellitus
  • diarrhoea
  • dysgeusia
  • eczema
  • gastric ulcer
  • malaise
  • melaena
  • neuropathy peripheral
  • neutrophil count decreased
5 - 10 years:
  • dehydration
  • drowsiness
  • gastritis
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • gerd
  • hepatic failure
  • herpes simplex
  • hiatus hernia
  • vomiting
  • weight decreased
10+ years:
  • abdominal distension
  • abdominal pain upper
  • depression
  • dizziness
  • drug ineffective
  • eating disorder
  • gastric disorder
  • hallucination, auditory
  • herpes zoster
  • insomnia
not specified:
  • pain
  • pyrexia
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • vomiting
  • anaemia
  • diarrhoea
  • pneumonia
  • fatigue
  • osteonecrosis of jaw

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pyrexia
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • pneumonia
  • febrile neutropenia
  • anaemia
  • depression
male:
  • pyrexia
  • anaemia
  • pneumonia
  • fatigue
  • thrombocytopenia
  • febrile neutropenia
  • nausea
  • pain
  • vomiting
  • pancytopenia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

0-1:
  • back pain
  • blood cholesterol increased
  • blood triglycerides increased
  • bundle branch block right
  • cerumen impaction
  • chest pain
  • dizziness
  • fatigue
  • type 2 diabetes mellitus
2-9:
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • abdominal pain
  • abdominal tenderness
  • acidosis
  • blood amylase increased
  • blood creatinine increased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • bradycardia
  • cardiac arrest
10-19:
  • febrile neutropenia
  • platelet count decreased
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • pyrexia
  • renal failure acute
  • anxiety
  • blood creatinine increased
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • pneumonia
  • sepsis
20-29:
  • nausea
  • diarrhoea
  • crohn's disease
  • chest pain
  • cholecystitis
  • abdominal pain
  • akinesia
  • gallbladder cholesterolosis
  • migraine
  • pineal gland cyst
30-39:
  • anaemia
  • platelet count decreased
  • fatigue
  • dehydration
  • dyspnoea
  • neutrophil count decreased
  • proctalgia
  • gastrointestinal haemorrhage
  • hyperglycaemia
  • multi-organ failure
40-49:
  • pain
  • pyrexia
  • nausea
  • anxiety
  • general physical health deterioration
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • anaemia
  • headache
  • hypertension
  • vomiting
50-59:
  • pyrexia
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • back pain
  • vomiting
  • neutropenia
  • anaemia
  • pneumonia
  • nausea
  • osteoarthritis
60+:
  • pyrexia
  • pneumonia
  • febrile neutropenia
  • nausea
  • thrombocytopenia
  • asthenia
  • fatigue
  • diarrhoea
  • anaemia
  • hypokalaemia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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