Review: Levaquin and Valtrex
This review analyzes the effectiveness and drug interactions between Levaquin and Valtrex. It is created by eHealthMe based on 642 people who take the drugs. The review uses reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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On Apr, 6, 2014: 642 people who reported to have interactions when taking Levaquin, Valtrex are studied
Drug combinations in study:
- Levaquin (levofloxacin)
- Valtrex (valacyclovir hydrochloride)
Most common interactions experienced by people in the use of Levaquin, Valtrex:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Arthralgia (joint pain)||420|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||394|
|Osteonecrosis Of Jaw (death of bone of jaw)||340|
Most common interactions experienced by people in long term use of Levaquin, Valtrex:(click on each outcome to view in-depth analysis, incl. how people recovered)
|Interaction||Number of reports|
|Nausea (feeling of having an urge to vomit)||9|
|Cerebellar Infarction (impaired blood circulation to cerebellum)||9|
|Hemianopia Homonymous (visual field defect involving either the two right or the two left halves of the visual fields of both eyes)||9|
|Dyskinesia (abnormality or impairment of voluntary movement)||9|
|Hemicephalalgia (headache affecting one side of the head)||9|
|Visual Acuity Reduced (reduced clearness of vision)||9|
|Hemiparesis (weakness on one side of the body)||9|
|Cerebral Infarction (less blood supply to brain resulting tissue damage)||9|
How effective are the drugs:
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high|
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Multiple myeloma
- Acute myeloid leukaemia
- Infection prophylaxis
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
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On eHealthMe, Levaquin (levofloxacin) is often used to treat sinusitis. Valtrex (valacyclovir hydrochloride) is often used to treat genital herpes. Find out below the conditions the drugs are used for, how effective they are, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is the drug used for and how effective is it:
- Levaquin is used in:
- Valtrex is used in:
Other drugs that are used to treat the same conditions:
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Can you answer these questions (what is this?):
- I took levaquin for 10 days, had severe breathing difficulty
I took Levaquin for staph infection for 10 days, just got off it yesterday, but had and have persistent breathing problems (can't walk a block without my inhaler). How long will this persist before I'm back to normal?
- I am deaf in my left ear since levaquin, how do they get away with this?
I was being treated for a severe sinus infection while my Dad was dying and the Dr gave me Levaquin, and on the last day of the prescription I felt pressure and I NEVER HEARD out of my left ear again
- Severe leg pain with waling or movement also weakness is this related to tendon damage from valacyclovir?
Also taking oral transmucosal Fentanyl Citrate for intrapped femerol nerve from pelvic bone lesions. Many allergies to medications
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