Review: taking Levaquin and Valtrex together


Summary

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 552 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 30,490 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

552 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:
  • pulmonary haemorrhage
  • anxiety
  • convulsion
  • emotional distress
  • loss of consciousness
  • pain
  • pneumonia
  • amnesia
  • asthenia
  • balance disorder
1 - 6 months:
  • cerebral haemorrhage
  • biliary dyskinesia
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • abdominal pain
  • acne
  • cataract
  • citrobacter sepsis
  • colitis
  • febrile neutropenia
  • gallbladder disorder
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
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • vomiting
  • pain in jaw
  • arthralgia
  • back pain

Most common drug interactions by gender *:

female:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • injury
  • fall
  • nausea
  • emotional distress
  • bone disorder
  • vomiting
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • pyrexia
male:
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • hypokalaemia
  • pancytopenia
  • injury
  • nausea
  • fall
  • thrombocytopenia
  • back pain

Most common drug interactions by age *:

10-19:
  • activated partial thromboplastin time prolonged
  • ascites
  • aspartate aminotransferase increased
  • blood bilirubin increased
  • blood lactate dehydrogenase increased
  • thrombocytopenia
  • abdominal discomfort
  • abdominal pain upper
  • adenovirus infection
  • adverse drug reaction
20-29:
  • nausea
  • vomiting
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • hyperbilirubinaemia
  • chest pain
  • dyspnoea
  • pain
  • headache
  • anxiety
  • cerebellar infarction
30-39:
  • pain
  • anaemia
  • anxiety
  • cholecystitis chronic
  • cough
  • headache
  • pharyngitis
  • cholelithiasis
  • deep vein thrombosis
  • diabetes mellitus
40-49:
  • back pain
  • dyskinesia
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • arthralgia
  • asthenia
  • emotional distress
  • gastrooesophageal reflux disease
  • hypertension
  • infection
50-59:
  • pain
  • anxiety
  • injury
  • pain in jaw
  • osteoarthritis
  • pyrexia
  • hypoaesthesia
  • osteonecrosis of jaw
  • nausea
  • vomiting
60+:
  • anxiety
  • pain
  • fall
  • injury
  • pneumonia
  • anaemia
  • bone disorder
  • thrombocytopenia
  • hypokalaemia
  • paraesthesia

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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