Review: taking Levaquin and Valtrex together


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Drug interactions are reported among people who take Levaquin and Valtrex together. This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Levaquin and Valtrex. It is created by eHealthMe based on reports of 819 people who take the same drugs from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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Levaquin

Levaquin has active ingredients of levofloxacin. It is often used in sinusitis. (latest outcomes from Levaquin 37,585 users)

Valtrex

Valtrex has active ingredients of valacyclovir hydrochloride. It is often used in herpes zoster. (latest outcomes from Valtrex 21,630 users)

On Sep, 17, 2016

819 people who take Levaquin, Valtrex are studied.


Number of reports submitted per year:

Levaquin and Valtrex drug interactions.

Drug effectiveness over time:

Levaquin:
  • < 1 month: 50.0% - (3 of 6 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
Valtrex:
  • < 1 month: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 1 - 6 months: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)
  • 6 - 12 months: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 1 - 2 years: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 2 - 5 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 5 - 10 years: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 10+ years: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • not specified: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Drug effectiveness by gender:

Levaquin:
  • female: 33.0% - (2 of 6 people)
  • male: 50.0% - (1 of 2 people)
Valtrex:
  • female: 60.0% - (3 of 5 people)
  • male: 100.0% - (2 of 2 people)

Drug effectiveness by age:

Levaquin:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 50.0% - (2 of 4 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
Valtrex:
  • 0-1: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 2-9: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 10-19: 0.0% - (0 of 0 people)
  • 20-29: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 30-39: 0.0% - (0 of 1 people)
  • 40-49: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)
  • 50-59: 100.0% - (3 of 3 people)
  • 60+: 100.0% - (1 of 1 people)

Most common drug interactions over time *:

< 1 month:
  • diarrhoea
  • nausea
  • pain
  • asthenia
  • headache
  • loss of consciousness
  • vertigo
  • amnesia
  • balance disorder
  • cerebrovascular accident
1 - 6 months:
  • cerebral haemorrhage
  • cataract
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • citrobacter sepsis
  • febrile neutropenia
  • hyperthyroidism
  • myelodysplastic syndrome
  • neutrophil count decreased
  • pneumonia
6 - 12 months:
  • decreased appetite
  • dyspnoea
  • fatigue
  • haemoglobin decreased
  • nausea
  • platelet count decreased
  • platelet disorder
  • pyrexia
1 - 2 years:
  • cerebellar infarction
  • cerebral infarction
  • dyskinesia
  • hemianopia homonymous
  • hemicephalalgia
  • hemiparesis
  • nausea
  • visual acuity reduced
  • vomiting
  • acne
2 - 5 years:
  • chest pain
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cholelithiasis
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • dyspnoea
  • emotional distress
  • hyperhidrosis
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • anhedonia
10+ years:
  • anxiety
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • emotional distress
  • general physical health deterioration
  • injury
  • pain
  • pulmonary embolism
not specified:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • nausea
  • fall
  • pneumonia
  • vomiting
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • pyrexia
  • arthralgia

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • nausea
  • fall
  • emotional distress
  • diarrhoea
  • vomiting
  • pneumonia
  • pyrexia
male:
  • anaemia
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • nausea
  • pneumonia
  • hypokalaemia
  • pancytopenia
  • injury
  • fatigue
  • thrombocytopenia

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • hypotension
  • nausea
  • activated partial thromboplastin time prolonged
  • ascites
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • abdominal discomfort
  • abdominal pain upper
20-29:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • chest pain
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • pain
  • hyperbilirubinaemia
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • dyspnoea
  • injury
30-39:
  • cough
  • headache
  • pain
  • pharyngitis
  • venoocclusive liver disease
  • diabetes mellitus
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • deep vein thrombosis
40-49:
  • back pain
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • dyskinesia
  • emotional distress
  • hypertension
  • infection
  • aortic arteriosclerosis
  • asthenia
50-59:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • pain in jaw
  • pyrexia
  • osteoarthritis
  • hypoaesthesia
  • nausea
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • vomiting
60+:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • fall
  • pneumonia
  • injury
  • anaemia
  • fatigue
  • thrombocytopenia
  • asthenia
  • nausea

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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